With a combined degree of a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and Bachelor of International Studies with an International Relations Major, Mary was admitted to practice law as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2010.
In a diverse career that has seen Mary work in Sweden, Denmark, India and Laos, her most recent role was as senior policy adviser to a federal senator.
In this role, Mary was responsible for the successful facilitation of parliamentary process through management and delivery of day-to-day running of Senate and committee work activities including preparing policy briefing material, correspondence and reports.
In her previous position as a legal adviser, she provided advice on major projects to foreign and domestic investors, enterprises and non-government organisations addressing foreign investment, business establishment, property transactions, project set up and mobilisation specialising in mining, hydro-power and agriculture, environmental and land dispute settlement and labour and immigration compliance.
Mary brings strong written and oral communication skills to accurately tailor material with both a commercial and political focus.
A former vice-president of the South Australian division of the Liberal Party of Australia, Mary has an extensive network of political and media contacts.
Mary joined the Willard team in June 2014.
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