Maree has been a Member of the Victorian Parliament since November 2010 and was re-elected in 2014 and 2018. Maree serves as the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, which she has held since August 2022. Previously, Maree served as Deputy Speaker from 2017-2022.

Prior to her election Maree served as an Electorate Officer to the former Member for Bendigo West for eleven years. This allowed Maree to get to know the electorate well and the Bendigo West community.  

Maree has a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from La Trobe University and is a Board Member of the Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation.  

Previously, Maree was Chair of the joint Parliamentary Family and Community Development Committee in the 58th Parliament overseeing inquiries into: 

  • Abuse in Disability Services in Victoria 
  • Autism services in Victoria 
  • Peri-natal services in Victoria 

Maree was also previously Chair of the Bendigo Metro Rail Taskforce and Chair of the Bendigo Tech School project committee. 

Maree is currently the Chair of the Virginia Hill Estate Revitalisation Project Consultative Committee. 

Maree is a mother of four and stepmother to two grownup children, and a grandmother of eight.