Entering the commercial interiors industry over 17 years ago, Marisa has since spent the last eight years in the construction sector. She holds an Interior Design and Construction Management diploma as well as numerous titles such as WELL accredited professional, NAWIC member, NZGBC GreenStar practitioner, and founder of Commercial Real Estate Women Crew NZ. Her zest for promoting ESG and sustainability awareness is only trumped by her passion for championing women within the construction industry.
Marisa initially joined Savory as the Partnerships and Sustainability Director but has now moved on to her current role as General Manager of Business and Strategy. Working within internationally renowned organisations such as Facebook and PWC has helped Marisa gain valuable foresight into global markets and upcoming trends. This robust experience serves her well as she now oversees multiple departments at Savory including partnerships, sustainability, innovation, marketing and branding, culture, ESG, and strategy.
Though she’s always advocating for the construction industry’s forward progression, Marisa prioritises a balanced lifestyle. When she’s not at Savory, she is spending time with her growing family, enjoying the beach, surfing, and fishing.