Terry is a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and the Royal Society of Arts, a member of the IET, and a Trustee of the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.
Terry's approach is straightforward and down to earth. Her leadership has been described as 'inspirational', and her interpersonal skills as 'open and motivating'. ,
Terry started her career lecturing in statistics at Surrey University, Terry joined the BBC as a data analyst, moving on to produce award-winning science and technology programmes for the BBC’s Computer Literacy Project. She was Head of Schools’ Programming for five years before joining the Universal/Paramount owned SciFi Channel as their Vice President of Programming for Europe, where she oversaw original programming, acquisitions, presentation and transmission.
In 1997 Terry set up as a Consultant in Digital Media working on a wide range of projects ranging from business planning to implementing start-ups. With expertise in evaluation, analysis, and creative thinking, she has advised on digital projects with a range of clients including BBC, IBC, Granada, Pearson, Prudential, and News International, and operationally delivered two multi-million pound digital projects for the DfES.