Maria O’Brien has a wealth of experience and qualifications in education, training and business development. She has used this expertise to start and lead successful businesses, including a home-based business, turned national franchise. She now heads a boutique Registered Training Organisation in Newcastle West, while also consulting for local clients in business development.
Maria has a strong community spirit, volunteering her abilities as a director for a number of boards in the Hunter. Having spent more than 30 years living in Newcastle, she has seen and experienced the changes in the Newcastle area infrastructure, particularly in the CBD. Maria’s passion for local businesses and her practical approach to troubleshooting problems benefits advancing business through strategic thinking. Her energetic and positive personality is contagious, which adds to her great advisory style.