Partner in two prawn trawlers harvesting prawns on the Hawkesbury River; Director with Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment Management Authority 2004 – 2009; Completed advanced certificate in Aquaculture 1998; Runner up in the 2006 NSW Rural Women’s Award. Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Winner of the 2009 Sydney Fish Markets Excellence in Environmental practice award. Mary has been invloved in the fishing Industry for over twenty five years, participating in the harvesting packaging and selling of prawns. She has also spent several years as a partner building 7 metre commercial fishing boats for the Seafood Industry.