Before joining Nous, Marianna led the Sydney Peace Foundation, with a focus on improving strategic outcomes and financial sustainability. She has worked in senior roles with not-for-profit organisations on social issues in London and Shanghai, including as an associate fellow with Chatham House. Marianna started her career in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, with a posting to Bangkok, and was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of NSW.
Marianna holds a MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor of Science/Law (Honours) from the University of Sydney. She is a board member of the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS).
After returning to Sydney following many years abroad, Marianna loves exploring Sydney and its surrounds with her family.