Maria is originally from South Africa where she lived all her life, and moved to Portugal in July 2020, settling down in Cascais. Her choice to retire in this country was made easier by having had Portuguese parents.
Maria’s professional career began with several years in administration with a municipality followed by work in the sugar industry.
Maria then moved into finance, firstly in the small appliance industry and for the last 23 years in the medical device industry, responsible for transactional finance as well as group reporting. Maria was selected to join various group projects which saw her travelling extensively.
Family and friends, sunshine and music, food and wine, travel and safety, are the most important aspects in Maria’s life.
Maria has been a member of the IWP since February 2021 and towards the end of the year decided it was time to give back and hence is now committed in managing treasury.