Maree has 23 years experience working in a range of community service and learning and development roles. She began her career as a youth worker coordinating a support service for homeless young people in Melbourne. She has since worked in metropolitan and regional settings managing projects, developing teams and promoting partnerships for the development of social and affordable housing. Most recently however, she has focused her passion for learning and development of the VET sector, acquiring a broader range of skills to offer as a workforce development consultant. She has a proven track record managing teams, project management and community engagement and manages to combine her busy schedule with a part time role with CANH, the South Australian peak body for Community Centres and Neighbourhood Houses. Her role is to develop training programs and other initiatives aimed at building the sector's workforce capacity. Additionally, she is the service excellence project officer for Indigenous services.