Maree is a local woman who grew up around Cootamundra. She farmed for many years with her husband near Morundah and brought up three girls on the land. She has had several years of community involvement in education, the Rural Lands Protection Board and the Rural Women’s Network. Prior to marriage she worked as a PA in the Department of Radiology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the Department of Surgery at Sydney University. Maree’s personal interests focus on enjoying the company of her friends and family with good food and wine and shared activities of sport, film and music.