Marianne has a background in business having owned and operated restaurants and an events company in Byron Bay for 20 years.
This operational experience and a Master’s degree in Education led to a position with The Hotel School Sydney where she taught a range of Management subjects.
An intrepid traveler with a keen interest to explore the Middle East, Marianne commenced work as a lecturer at the Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management in Dubai and in a short time headed up the Industry Liaison department.
The Industry Liaison role entailed working with Middle Eastern and European companies in hospitality, consulting, real estate and luxury retail to provide internships and graduate job opportunities.
Marianne has a deep interest in ensuring that students are prepared for and supported in the workplace and to that end has also recently completed a Cert IV in Human Resources to better understand the Australian work landscape.