Greater Manchester Region Lead, Microsoft.
Marie joined Microsoft in February 2022 to lead their work across the Greater Manchester region. Greater Manchester is one of the largest devolved regions in the UK, with a strong mayoral presence and ambitious plans for the future.
Marie is part of Microsoft’s Regional Government Leadership team; her role is to develop and lead the place-based strategy in Greater Manchester. Working with a cross-sector team aligning with regional priorities, helping to transform public services, drive economic growth and improve outcomes for citizens.
Marie is passionate about social mobility and improving outcomes for all people no matter what their background. She is an active member of Microsoft’s Social Mobility board, is heavily involved in the Northwest Tech Talent group and in her spare time supports a charity which is focused on encouraging girls to consider careers in cyber.
Marie has been working with public sector organisations for over 25 years supporting them with their digital transformation journeys. Before moving to Microsoft, she spent 10 years working for Avaya UK leading their UK central government strategy, and prior to those 15 years working within the education technology sector.
Marie lives in Stockport with her husband and two young children.