Mara originally set up Kramer Ausenco’s Samoa office in 2002 whilst with Kramer Group. She rejoined Kramer Ausenco in December 2018 as Samoa Country Manager.
Mara has a broad scope of experience in business administration and management. Mara has previously worked with, and in association to Kramer Group in Papua New Guinea, Brisbane and Pacific from 1987 to 2003. In 2003 Mara entered the Tourism Hotel Industry and has maintained as successful business as an owner-operator.
Mara is a graduate of University of PNG in Education Science (Bachelor Education), and University of Queensland in Master of Business Administration (MBA Exec).
Her experience in education, services marketing, business administration and engineering services gives her a well-rounded approach to business management and delivery, particularly in the South Pacific and Samoa.
Mara is also a trained Mediator (AMSA member) for private and Court Annexed Mediation for Ministry of Justice Courts Administration (MJCA) in Samoa. Mara’s facilitative mediation experience further compliments her office management and business administration skill set in the services and project delivery.
Notable Executive Board roles she has held in the past are for Kramer Group, Samoa Hotel Association, Samoa Rugby Union, and currently Vice President of Accredited Mediators Samoa Association (AMSA).
Mara has 4 children, 2 grandsons, and is a keen farming and Rugby enthusiast.