Maria is Chair of the Open Property Data Association which she launched after running the Home Buying & Selling technology group for 2 years. OPDA is the trade association responsible for managing and developing our open property data standards across government and industry.
Maria also provides mortgage transformation services to lenders and tech firms through her consultancy firm, Digital Cat, as well as being a Non-Exec Director at United Trust Bank and board advisor to a number of proptech and fintech firms including Coadjute. Previously the Director of Lending at Atom bank where she designed, built, and launched the first fully digital mortgage in the UK.
With over 25 years’ experience in management, Maria has held roles across a number of sectors including travel, utilities and more recently in financial services where she was awarded the inaugural Women in Finance Award for services to banking by HM Treasury. She is a vocal advocate for equality, diversity, and the role of technology in improving financial wellbeing and the customer experience.
Maria has been a valued member of FinTech North’s advisory board since 2021.