Mary Verschuer


Best advice ever received:

It's all about the people"

Chair Since:


Current Executive / Board positions:

Non-Executive Director, MaxiTRANS (ASX:MXI)
President, The Infants Home
Advisor, TAFE Sydney Region Advisory Board
Mentor, Kilfinan Australia

Past Executive / Board Positions:

Non-Executive Director, The Hydroponics Company
Non-Executive Director, Nuplex Industries
President Minerals and Metals, Schenck Process Group
MD and CEO, Schenck Process Australia
Vice President Rigids Asia, Huhtamaki
GM Food Service Australia, Huhtamaki


MA (Research Methods) MGSM
Master of Science and Society, UNSW
BApp Sc (Chemistry), UTS


Mary’s executive career expanded from working in a laboratory, through sales and marketing and general management roles to global business unit leadership positions in a number of industrial sector businesses. In the engineering, mining services and packaging spheres she had responsibility for manufacturing, supply chain and sales operations in diverse geographies and cultures, with very deep experience in Asia.

Subsequently Mary has embarked on a portfolio career encompassing mentoring advisory and non-executive director roles. A long term colleague stated “She has a unique mix of business acumen, wisdom, strength of character, financial savvy, technical knowhow and leadership attributes gained in different industry settings and geographies. This combined with Mary’s experience leading varied organisations as an MD enables her to add great value as a trusted adviser and mentor.”

Her diversity of Board and executive roles brings deep commercial acumen, insightful review, sound judgement, a passion for R&D, extensive people leadership in an international context, a good understanding of digital and an ability to draw from a wide spectrum of experience bringing new ideas and solutions. She is experienced in safety and sustainability, green field development, initiating and integrating acquisitions to achieve strategic priorities, operational and technical risk management and strategy development and execution.

During her career Mary has worked with SME’s to large multinationals, she has worked with private companies, private equity held firms and listed entities. She has involvement in all phases from start-up to IPO, rapid growth, to closure and sale of business.