Marina joined Acas in 2001 having spent almost two decades with the Ministry of Defence serving as a Contracts Officer and then latterly Claims Officer, with postings covering both the UK and overseas.

She has extensive experience in the field of dispute resolution through her work in conciliation, both individual and collective, in addition to being an accredited trainer, facilitator, mediator and qualified MBT practitioner. Marina admits to enjoying researching and ‘translating’ employment legislation and has a particular interest in TUPE legislation, Communication Skills and Managing Mental Health in the workplace.

She was appointed as acas first female Chief Conciliator in 2022 to promote greater engagement with a wide range of stakeholders to better understand how acas can assist with the prevention and resolution of workplace disputes.  Having greater insight into what is happening across all workplaces post pandemic helps to ensure that acas is agile in its approach and able to support employers and their workforces to meet those changing demands.