Mary Aldred

Mary Aldred, CEO of Franchise Council of Australia, is one of Federation University’s MBA graduates.

Mary studied at our Gippsland Campus to further extend her business and leadership skills while gaining a competitive edge.

“I wanted to study an MBA at a university that could offer me modern business insights and real engagement. Federation University has a strong reputation for its industry engagement and real world experience,” Mary said.

Mary has worked in government at a state and federal level, as well as for a United States Senator in Washington DC. Prior to working at the Franchise Council of Australia, Mary served as the inaugural CEO of the Committee for Gippsland from its start-up in 2011 to her departure in March 2018.

She is the 2018 winner of the Australian Financial Review’s Boss Magazine Young Executive of the Year and has served as a director on a number of boards and government advisory committees.