Mrs Mary Jensen BBS, GradCert EconDvlpt

Mary Jensen has been the Chief Executive of Smart Waikato Trust since its inception in 2009 and is manager of the Waikato Engineering
Careers Association. In her Smart Waikato role, Mary manages the youth careers-focused FutureForce™ Action Network (FAN) initiatives including FutureForce™ magazine. She also developed the NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) to Employment model, oversaw Principal for a Day for six years and manages the Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES).

Mary is a member of the Waikato Regional Economic Development Strategy’s labour market strategy working group and has been elected to the project team helping develop the  'Waikato Story’ to better convey the special attributes that make our region a great place to live, work, visit, study and invest in.

Mary has two daughters at Dio. She is married to Keith O’Donnell and was elected to the board in June 2013. In 2014, Mary was a finalist in the local and regional category of the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards.