Mary Aldred

Head of Government Relations, Fujitsu Asia Pacific

Mary has worked in a number of CEO and  board director roles in Gippsland and at a national level. Graduating with a Master of Business Administration from Federation University Australia in 2018, Mary has also completed a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Monash University, a Master of Agribusiness from the University of Melbourne, and is a graduate of the Gippsland Community Leadership Program and AICD. Mary also studied infrastructure projects at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in Boston.  

Locally, Mary has served on the board of Latrobe Regional Hospital, the board of Lifeline Gippsland, the board of Wooryl Lodge Community Aged Care in Leongatha, and is currently Chair of the Gippsland United Basketball League, and on the board of Australian Sustainable Hardwoods.

Across business, Mary is most well known as the founding CEO of the Committee for Gippsland, which represents over 100 business and community organisations across Gippsland.

Following her role at the Committee for Gippsland, in 2018 Mary was appointed as CEO of the Franchise Council of Australia, an organisation representing over 500 member businesses that are part of the $181 billion Australian franchising sector. In this role Mary was instrumental in preparing and presenting the sector's response to the joint parliamentary committee inquiry into the 2018 Franchising Code of Conduct, which required wholesale reform of the FCA, and the broader sector. 

Mary has been appointed to a number of federal government bodies, including the ATO’s Small Business and Franchising Advisory Committee, the Fair Work Ombudsman’s restaurant industry advisory committee, and Treasury's COVID recovery taskforce. 

In her current role as Head of Government Relations for Fujitsu, Mary has responsibility for working across the Asia Pacific region.

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