Senior Executive Group
Ms Mari-Ann Scott
Executive Officer to Council Chief Operating Officer, VIFM
Member, Executive and Finance Committee
Mari-Ann Scott is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the VIFM. She joined the Institute in 2007, and was responsible for securing government funding which saw the doubling of the operating budget for forensic operations, and $38 million to rebuild the VIFM’s facilities.
As COO Mari-Ann reports to, and works in close partnership with the Director. This “two at the top” model means that the VIFM’s Director takes the primary responsibility for building the organisational vision, policy, strategy, service delivery outputs and external relationships.
The COO provides day-to-day leadership of the Institute, as well as supporting and advising the Council and the Executive &Finance Committee on corporate governance and financial and risk management. Mari-Ann is the VIFM Council’s Executive Officer (Board Secretary).
Mari-Ann is an economist by training. She holds a Master of Philosophy Degree in Health Economics and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Prior to joining the VIFM Mari-Ann held the role of Relationship Manager in the Budget and Financial Management Division of the Department of Treasury and Finance. Before that she has worked in a number of other senior roles in government and the health sector. Her areas of expertise and interest include leading and improving operational performance, strategic planning, corporate governance and organisational relationship management.