As a former senior public servant, diplomat, author, publisher, linguist, interpreter, small business owner, human rights advocate, and community leader of 30 years standing, Mary-Jane has a diverse public and private sector experience across a broad range of industry sectors. Representing the Australian Government in Japan, Korea, and the Middle East, Mary-Jane has extensive international and media experience, including with Korean, Japanese, Arabic and French language expertise.
In 2022, Mary-Jane was invited to run as an ACT Senate Candidate for the Informed Medical Options Party in the Australian Federal Election, and, in 2015, she was the “Best New Business” Canberra Women in Business winner and the President of the Manuka Business Association, and in 2013 Mary-Jane’s business won the Australian Bartenders “Best Cocktail Bar (ACT)” award. Mary-Jane graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), University of Sydney.
Mary-Jane joined FFS in 2022 to help develop the SMSF Set Up team, which she now leads. She is married with three school-aged children. Mary-Jane spent 20 years training in Shotokan Karate and Taekwondo, and now enjoys a variety of shooting disciplines.