For the past four years Maree has been Melbourne’s Deputy Chief Resilience Officer for the 100 Resilient Cities program – pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, developing and now implementing Melbourne’s first resilience strategy.
Maree is an accomplished change strategist with a track record of achievement across the community, private and government sectors. Her work focuses primarily on complex multi-stakeholder initiatives and pioneering projects to build capability, confidence and collaborative capacity at a community, city and national level.
A strategic and creative thinker, she brings a new mindset to old themes. She draws on an eclectic background in urban design, sustainability, social psychology and economic impact to create and deliver transformational programs that shift mindsets and practice around inclusive communities and resilient environments.
Her signature strength is working with people, identifying and resolving barriers, bringing clarity and purpose to projects while injecting creativity and enthusiasm. Her goal is a community-centered future in which cities and human wellbeing are interdependent.