Head of Development Policy , Birmingham City Council
Maria is a Chartered Town Planner with over 17 years experience in the public sector. Maria joined Birmingham City Council in January 2020 as Head of Development Policy. Maria's current role includes leading planning policy and economic policy for Birmingham. Maria chaired RTPI West Midlands in 2018 and is a member of the RTPI West Midlands Regional Management Board. Maria is also a member of RTPI general Assembly. Maria was named the West Midlands Young Planner of the Year in 2013, was shortlisted for the national Young Planner of the Year in 2014 and was featured in The Planner's Women of Influence in 2019 and 2023.