Mary-Anne Uren


Head of Advocacy and External Affairs | Office of the CEO

Mary-Anne Uren has broad-ranging experience in business, education and training and law, having worked with an international diversified resources company, educational institutions, legal firms and local governments. At an executive level, Mary-Anne has overseen governance, workplace health and safety, corporate communications, audit and risk, strategic advocacy and more recently external affairs. 

Mary-Anne holds professional memberships with the Queensland Law Society and Local Government Managers Australia (Queensland) and is a Justice of the Peace (Qual.). Holding a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Business and a Diploma in Human Resource Management, and a Certificate in Executive Management and Development, Mary-Anne brings a diversity of academic and practical experience to the Council’s Executive Leadership Team, with 12 years’ of local government experience and previous executive leadership experience. 

Working in the resources industry in NSW and Queensland, Mary-Anne provided advice on human resource related issues, court attendances, recruitment selection and induction, assisted in negotiation on enterprise agreement issues and performance management issues. 

Mary-Anne also has experience in matters concerning family law, criminal, personal injury, wills, contracts and Fair Work Commission work. She has worked for TAFE NSW, Central Queensland University and TAFE Queensland and is a published author with Pearson Education Australia.