Maria heads up the agency and drives all the strategic thinking for our client’s. Her career has spanned 20 years working with many of Australia’s most famous brands. If you can read it, eat it, drink it, fly in it or watch it, she has probably worked on it! Her passion is for understanding a client’s challenges and turning this into marketing strategies that drive growth – for both the organisation and it’s people.
Maria was the youngest partner at George Patterson Y&R, then she branched out on her own establishing Nourish Brands Australia’s first agency custom built for the food and beverage industry. In 2014 Nourish Brands merged with the Fizz Group to create Under One Roof, continuing as Australia’s only dedicated agency for the food and beverage industry.
Maria holds a Bachelor of Business, Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and is currently undertaking her Doctrate of Business.
During her career she has worked with the following clients. FMCG – Fosters Australia, Arnott’s Snackfoods & Arnott’s Biscuits, General Mills – Patak’s, Betty Crocker & Latina Pasta, Don Smallgoods, National Foods, Tetley Australia, Madame Flavour Teas, Lavazza Coffee, La Zuppa, MLA, Mojo, Catalina Sounds, red+white and mezzanine. GOVERNMENT – City of Melbourne, State Library of NSW, State Government of Victoria Department of Education, State Government of Victoria Department of Infrastructure, National Australia Day Council TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY – Optus Vision, Optus, Vixtel, VIX Technology, ONEseniors, ONEmobile TRAVEL AND ENTERTAINMENT – Ansett Australia & Ansett International, Woman’s Day, ESPN, MTV, The DISNEY Channel, Austereo, Sony Music, Melbourne Racing Club RETAIL – Myer, Sportsco CHARITY – Starlight Foundation, Allanah and Madeline Foundation