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Maree Davenport is the Chief Executive Officer of Endometriosis Australia. She also serves on the Federal Department of Health Endometriosis Expert Advisory Group and the organising committee for the World Congress on Endometriosis (hosted by Sydney in 2025).
Maree was the youngest woman elected to the Parliament of Victoria (aged 28), the first to have a baby while serving and was appointed as Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Housing, Community Services and Aged Care, Member & Deputy Chair of the Joint All-Party Scrutiny of Acts and Regulations Committee, Chair of the Redundant Legislation and Regulation Review SARC Committees and other senior policy roles.
A Member of Chief Executive Women and accredited Mediator (NMAS), she holds a Master of Leadership specialising in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, along with tertiary qualifications in property, communications, risk (GIA) and governance (AICD).
From 2013 until 2019, Maree served as chair of Minister for Planning’s Building Advisory Council (BAC) comprising of the peak bodies and regulators in the building and construction industry. She was also a Member of the Building Appeals Board at the Victorian Building Authority. Additional experience includes the Ministerial Roundtable Industry Skills Consultative Committee, the Critical Incident Protocol Working Group (DJCS), the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) Industry Leaders Consultative Group and Building Confidence Report Steering Committee, along with the Victorian Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Committee. Maree is an inaugural Foundation member at Monash Children’s Hospital, a Board Member of Dandelion Wishes Foundation, and previously President of WavLink disability service for 7 years. She is an Ambassador for Carlton Football Club, appointed 2013.
Maree is a Mum of 3 and Nanree to 3 grandchildren. She has shared the life defining-challenges of endometriosis through her daughter, who developed symptoms at the age of eight. Brianna endured years without a diagnosis and many surgical operations. The challenges when symptomatic affect all facets of her life. She has become a nurse in an emergency department where she can support other sufferers. Brianna understands the challenges with fertility and pregnancy risk, and is delighted to be Mum to Oliver, born August 2022.