Prior to joining Nous Mary was the CEO of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, a statutory authority responsible for some of Sydney’s most iconic heritage parklands, including Cockatoo Island. She was also the Executive Director (CEO) at Arts NSW, where she led work to strengthen opportunities for, and increase the impact of, creative industries. Mary was a board member of Carriageworks, the Sydney Film Festival and the Sydney Festival.
Mary’s strategy work includes leading the economic development division and different social and environmental policy teams at the NSW Cabinet Office, and being the Manager, Group Environment, at a major Australian energy company. Mary also held legal advisory and regulatory roles early in her career.
Mary enjoys walking in Australia’s amazing national parks and might be found visiting a theatre, gallery or pop-up artists’ initiative. And she’s often putting on the kettle to make a good cup of tea.