A Lancastrian by origin now living in Cumbria, Tiffany studied history at the University of Kent and completed a postgraduate course in Art Gallery and Museum Studies at Manchester University before becoming Deputy Curator of the Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum in 1976. In 1982 she joined the staff of the National Trust and during the course of her career worked in York and at the NT’s Head Office in London before becoming successively the Director for Northumbria, Yorkshire and the North West. These roles involved working with a wide range of third sector, national and regional organisations and government bodies.
Continuing her long standing interest in the historic and natural environment she is currently Secretary of the Cumbria History Trust, a member of Lancaster University’s Regional Heritage Centre’s Advisory Board, York Minster’s Fabric Advisory Committee, Cartmel Priory’s Fabric Advisory Committee, the Cartmel Township Initiative and is a Trustee of the Cartmel Village Society. She is an Associate of the Museums Association, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Leeds Graduate of Common Purpose and in 2015 was awarded an MBE for services to heritage in the North West.