Mary has a 15 year background in central government work and prior to that worked in public sector unions. She is passionate about supporting the RNZB’s contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s cultural life. Mary is a member of the Institute of Directors and holds several not-for-profit board roles including the Institute of Public Administration of New Zealand, and the Tauranga Moana Restorative Justice Trust. She is the Executive Chair of Oranga Tamariki’s Chief Executive’s Complaints Advisory Panel. Mary was appointed to the Board in January 2019.