Maria is an employment lawyer by background with 20 years experience in various private practice roles. Having spent over 5 years at the John Lewis Partnership as Head of Legal Operations, Maria understands the needs of in-house legal teams. She is passionate about helping in-house lawyers to work as efficiently and effectively as possible so that they are able to focus on the most strategically important work for the business they support. At LOD, Maria works with Legal teams on strategy, operations, innovation, change management, vendor management, technology selection and implementation.
Maria loves spending time in the great outdoors! She has completed the three peaks challenge on a number of occasions, the haute route (Chamonix to Zermatt), and walking in the Dolomites. She can also be found in the gym in the garage at the bottom of her garden on a Peloton bike!