General Manager - Strategy and Business Development
BEng(Hons)(Mining), MAusIMM(CP), RPEQ 11510
Maria joined MEC in 2007 and over the last 14 years has worked in various leadership, operational, technical and business improvement roles across the mining industry; both as an owner-operator and consultant. In November 2013, Maria was appointed MEC Mining General Manager. and has since recently become General Manager Strategy and Business Development where she plays a pivotal role in the future growth of the business.
Maria is an AUSIMM Chartered Professional, Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ) and a Competent Person for various open pit deposits. With expertise in project delivery, scheduling solutions & optimization, business improvement & process efficiency, she has successfully led teams and mining studies both domestically and internationally.
Maria is also very passionate about building diverse and inclusive work places and in early 2017 became the Committee Chair for the Women in Mining and Resources Queensland (WIMARQ) and a Queensland committee representative for Women in Mining Network(WIMnet).
Areas of Expertise
- Business Development
- Project Delivery & Governance
- Team Engagement & Cultural change (across stakeholders both internal & external)
- Business Improvement & Process Efficiency
- Scheduling Solutions & Optimisation (incl. proficiency in XPAC/XACT model builds)