Mandie began her career as a nurse at Guys Hospital working across a range of surgical specialties, then held positions at the Brook Hospital in Greenwich, Peterborough Hospitals NHS Trust and the Anglia and Oxford Regional Health Authority.
She became the Director of Professional Conduct at the UK Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Visiting (now the Nursing and Midwifery Council), the Director of Professional Standards at the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and then the Director of Legal Affairs at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
Mandie also served as the Director of the Bar Standards Board and helped to establish the independence of the regulator within the Bar Council (the Approved Regulator of barristers).
In September 2011, she joined the General Optical Council as Director of Regulation where she remained until December 2014. In January 2015 she became the Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, a leading training organisation and membership body for lawyers. She has recently re-joined chambers and changed from being an employed barrister to a self-employed barrister, having previously spent some time at the helm of a leading funeral trade association.
She has also been a trustee of the Board of the Patient’s Association and is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, one of the City of London Livery Companies. She also chairs the Registration Panel of the General Medical Council, the Appointments Committee of the Institute of Osteopathy, and is a member of several high-profile legal and medical associations.
Mandie lives in Twickenham with her family (and two lovely cats). She took up her appointment as Director General of the BHTA in June 2018.