Maree Davenport is Managing Director of Government and Corporate Advisory Network, and a strategic advisor specialising in gender equality. An accredited Mediator (NMAS), she holds a Master of Leadership, along with tertiary qualifications in property, communications, risk (GIA) and governance (AICD).
Maree was the youngest woman elected to the Parliament of Victoria, aged 28, the first to have a baby while serving and was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Housing, Community Services and Aged Care, Member and Deputy Chair of the Joint All-Party Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee, Chair of the Redundant Legislation and Regulation Review SARC Committees and other senior policy roles.
From 2013 until 2019, Maree served as chair of Minister for Planning’s Building Advisory Council (BAC) comprising of the peak bodies and regulators in the building and construction industry. She was also a Member of Building Appeals Board at the Victorian Building Authority.
Additional experience includes the Ministerial Roundtable Industry Skills Consultative Committee, the Critical Incident Protocol Working Group (DJCS), the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Industry Leaders Consultative Group and Building Confidence Report Steering Committee, along with the Victorian Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Committee.
She is a Board Member of Endometriosis Australia, Dandelion Wishes Foundation, inaugural Foundation member at Monash Children’s Hospital, and previously President of Wavlink disability service for 7 years. Maree founded Angel Babies Foundation and supports many organisations which provide a helping hand up to people in need.