Mairi has delivered and influenced significant outcomes over a career spanning more than 25 years in communication, media and corporate affairs serving at the highest levels in the Australian government, listed company and non-profit sectors.
Running the corporate and industry affairs function for one of the three largest air traffic management providers globally, Mairi was responsible for government and international relations, airport and airline (customer) relations, media relations, internal communication and community relations.
Mairi held a series of global executive roles with one of Australia’s big four banks, a top five ASX-listed company. This included leading the group communication function, running communication across Asia Pacific, Europe and America and acting head of corporate affairs for New Zealand.
She has also held senior advisory roles in corporate affairs with Australian and State Government, and the peak national body representing Australian farmers.
Starting her career as a newspaper journalist, Mairi won a number of major journalism awards during a decade in the media and served in in the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery in Canberra.
Mairi has a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in politics and English literature from the University of Western Australia, with further studies in journalism at Deakin University and graphic design and creative writing with RMIT.
In her leisure time, Mairi is currently writing a book about her father’s life and she shares that journey via her personal blog: pinchmyself.org