Baroness Fritchie is Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire, she was also Patron of Women in Banking from April 2009 to June 2012. From 1999 until 2006 she was The Commissioner for Public Appointments. She was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1996 and a life peer in 2005.
She holds an honorary Professorship in Creative Leadership at York University and is Pro-Chancellor at Southampton University, a Civil Service Commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Stroud and Swindon Building Society. She holds seven Honorary Degrees from universities across Britain and is a Fellow of City & Guilds London and The Chartered Institute for Public Finance.