Maryanne was the General Manager Participant Advocacy at the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and also the NDIA Disability Champion.
Maryanne is a person who has lived with disability all of her life. She is also a parent of an adult son with disability. Maryanne is passionate about people with disability as customers and as employees being able to exercise their rights like all Australians.
Maryanne has held a range of roles in Australia and at the global level for more than 25 years.
In June 2015, Maryanne was appointed as an Officer in the Order of Australia. In 2016 she became a graduate of AICD. Maryanne was awarded the World Blind Union Louis Braille Medal in 2016, and was a finalist of the Victorian Australian of the year in 2017. Recently, she was awarded the Monash University Faculty of Information Technology Distinguished Alumni Award for 2019.