Mary Wood has been with the Business Council since November 2018.
She has a background in health policy and funding, including the negotiation of intergovernmental agreements, and previously led retirement housing and aged services policy at the Property Council of Australia.
Mary served as Press Secretary and subsequently Chief of Staff to The Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP, working for her from 2004 to 2011 in portfolios as diverse as human services, child care and housing.
She has legal qualifications and started her career at the Federal Attorney-General’s Department. Mary also has an honours degree in English from ANU and a Diploma in Company Directorship.