Maria is a Program Director and Manager with a track record of delivering $100 million-plus transformational change programs in both the private and public sector. For the last fifteen years Maria has led complex business and technology change programs, through her leadership of high-performance teams, winning engagement with stakeholders and driving success through a focus on business outcomes.
She is currently Program Delivery Manager, LIS Program, HSQ, Queensland Health. Throughout her career Maria has moved between senior general management and program directing roles, enjoying the challenges and opportunities of change leadership. Maria holds a Bachelor of Arts (English Literature), a Diploma of Business Administration, certifications in Direct Marketing, ITIL and Strategy Execution. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
Maria is a PMP 'in good standing', has been a member of PMI since Feb 2008, and a PMIQ member in Brisbane since moving from New Zealand in 2009. Maria has been twice elected to the Board by PMIQ members and appreciates the opportunity to continue to serve its members.
About the Vice-President Role
PMIQld's Volunteer Vice-President is an elected role that represents our members, and assisting in the leading of our board. Ultimately this role is just a custodian of our chapter values, assets, and works across all our activities to ensure we stay on Mission, contribute to our strategic Pillars, and create a vibrant and wonderful community for all PMIQld Members. Like most of our board roles the Vice-President plays many roles in the chapter - contributing to our monthly board meetings, representing PMIQld in the community, chairing steering committees for major PMIQld Initiatives, supporting our volunteer leaders, and always being available to all members to assist any concerns, opportunities or correspondence. In common with all our board roles, elections are run strictly controlled by PMI, with all board members serving 2 year terms with a maximum of 4 consecutive terms allowed on the board.
Volunteering is also a huge part of how PMI Qld provides value to members, and also how members can best get to know others and establish new skills and strong networks in industry. If you have an interest in better networks, giving back, or showcasing or growing your skills please contact our Associate Director - Volunteering (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss how volunteering might open great doors for you.