Past Treasurer and Past Deputy Chair
Masters of Law, Bachelor of Economics, Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law.
Maria joined the YMCA Victoria Board in 2012 and brings much commercial, business and finance experience. She is a qualified lawyer and accountant.
Maria is a partner in Mutual Trust Pty Ltd. Mutual Trust provides a range of strategic wealth management, investment and philanthropic services to families, charitable entities and private foundations. Maria advises and supports families to help them meet their family, philanthropic and wealth management objectives including governance, succession planning, legal structures and asset protection. Maria joined Mutual Trust from The Myer Family Company Ltd when the two entities merged in November 2017.
Prior to that, she was a legal and tax partner at KPMG for 18 years during which she advised clients across many industries in the private and public sectors and held a number of strategic and leadership roles.
Maria also has a particular interest in and long history of working with not-for-profit entities, assisting them in achieving and managing their charity status and eligibility for tax concessions.
Maria has been an integral founding member of the YMCA Bridge Project Advisory Council which provides opportunity and support for young offenders after release from custody.
- The Young Men's Christian Association of Victoria Inc. (April 2012)
- Victorian YMCA Youth and Community Services Inc. (November 2012)
- Governance Personnel Sub Committee (GPSC)
Occupation: Partner, Mutual Trust Pty Ltd
Area of Specialty and Expertise: Business strategy, governance, taxation, finance, legal and project management.