Housing: the foundation for mental health | Wednesday 19 February 2020
Head of Impact, HESTA
Mary is the Head of Impact for HESTA and has been with the fund since early 2013. She has held senior roles in financial services organisations for over 15 years and is passionate about progressing responsible investment practices. HESTA is one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds with $53bn under management and over 850,000 members.
Mary is a 2015 Churchill Fellow awarded for the completion of international research on equity for women in pension systems.
Mary is the Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council for Gender Equality in the State of Victoria. The Council’s role is to advise the Minister for Women on the Safe and Strong equality strategy.
Mary is also a councillor and former Mayor of the City of Glen Eira. Mary is also a Board Member of the Emergency Services Telecommunication Authority and an advisory panel member for the State Government, she is a past Chair of Reclink Australia, a national not-for-profit organisation offering sports and recreation opportunities to break the cycle for disadvantaged Australians.
Mary holds a Masters of Finance (Corporate Advisory) and has three young children.