Maria Leftakis

CEO - Australia

Maria has more than 20 years’ experience in the proxy solicitation industry and specialises in the strategic advice and execution of mergers and acquisitions, annual meetings, proxy fights and other extraordinary transactions. Maria has advised on many of Australia’s largest deals including TOWER merger scheme with Dai-ichi Life, BHPB’s bid for Rio Tinto, Wesfarmers merger with Coles, Novion’s merger with Federation Centres and Colonial’s merger with CBA. Maria has a Bachelor of Economics Degree from the University of Sydney and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management, UNSW and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD). She was formerly a founding Managing Director of Georgeson Australia.