Mary has been a Director since June 2016. She is a pre-eminent intellectual property lawyer with over 30 years’ experience. Mary retired as Partner of Ashurst at the end of April 2018 and from the role of Vice Chairman of Ashurst at the end of 2017. She was Chairman of Ashurst Australia for eight years prior to the firm’s full merger with Ashurst LLP in 2013. Mary spent a number of years in the UK with boutique firm Bristows, and as resident partner of Ashurst Australia. She has undertaken intellectual property work for Australian and multinational corporations in a range of technology areas and has extensive international, legal and governance experience.
Committees: Remuneration Committee and Nominations Committee.
Other Directorships and interests: Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board (Chairman), The Macfarlane Burnet Institute for Medical Research and Public Health Ltd, Clinical Genomics Technologies Pty Ltd (Chairman), Chief Executive Women (Member) and Victorian Legal Admissions Committee (Member).