Maria Irdi, Chief Operating Officer

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Maria Irdi joined the Australian Scholarships Foundation in October 2020 to assist the organisation with achieving its strategic and operational priorities. This included organisational restructuring, governance and digital transformation. She was appointed COO in 2022.

Maria has over 20 years of experience within professional services, private and not-for-profit sectors. She has held Director, CEO and COO positions.

Maria is a Chartered Accountant. She has a Bachelor of Business and completed post-graduate studies in Professional Accounting.

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