Fujitsu Australia appoints Mary Aldred as its Head of Government Relations for Asia Pacific
Commencing her role in February 2023, Aldred will lead and develop Fujitsu’s government advocacy and engagement strategies at federal and state government levels to advance the company’s strategic goals.
With extensive experience of government relations, public policy, issue management and strategic communications, Mary has held senior executive roles in both private and public sectors.
She has also served on a number of boards and government advisory committees, including as a director on LifeLine Gippsland, Latrobe Regional Hospital, and as a member of the Victorian Women’s Corrections Ministerial Advisory Committee, the Gippsland Tertiary Education Council and more.
Most recently, Mary was the Chief Executive Officer of the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA), where she was instrumental in preparing and presenting the sector’s response to the joint parliamentary committee inquiry into the 2018 Franchising Code of Conduct.
Beginning her career as an advisor in public office, Mary worked for several companies within the energy industry, before taking up the role of Executive Director for the Committee for Gippsland (C4G) from 2011 to 2013 and being appointed Chief Executive Officer from 2013 to 2018 .
Mary is a 2018 winner of the Australian Financial Review’s Boss Magazine Young Executive of the Year.