Mari has over 15 years of planning experience in both the public and private sectors. She has managed projects and determined applications relating to major EIA schemes including mineral extraction and subsequent restoration schemes, new school and Academy developments, strategic waste management facilities, renewables and waterfront development. She has also been involved in the formulation of planning policy and led public consultation events and liaison committees.
Mari is a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and has also been a regular on the judging panel for the Civic Trust Awards.
She is married, has two children and an ever-shedding Labrador and also enjoys singing with local groups in her spare time.