Mary-Anne is a professional director and also provides strategic advice principally to local and central government agencies.
She is currently on the boards of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), DairyNZ, AgResearch, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and on the University of Waikato Council. She has previously served on the boards of Bay Venues Limited, Quayside Holdings Ltd, and House of Science. She was the Chief Executive of the Bay of Plenty Regional Council for seven years and held senior roles in the Ministry for the Environment. She worked internationally in multi-national environmental and engineering companies where she specialised in environmental management providing advice across a range of sectors including the oil industry, high tech, heavy industrial manufacturing, the nuclear industry, water, and waste management, and the mining industry.
Mary-Anne has a Master of Science (Hons) in Earth Sciences and Geography.