Maria De Orueta – General Manager at SGUA & PIP
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Maria is such a positive and inspirational person and we had a great conversation about: 

  • Her career journey, moving from Chile to Australia, and advice for anyone wanting to work and thrive in a multi-cultural environment 
  • The best career advice she has ever received 
  • Two positive affirmations or guiding principles she lives by 
  • Her passion for celebrating and supporting other women in business  
  • Practical strategies for embracing fear, how to stop worrying what other people think, and so much more….. 


About Maria De Orueta:

Maria joined SGUA in August 2021 and is responsible for managing the operations, human resources, and strategic direction of two large Australian Landlord insurance companies. 

She has been in the insurance industry for the last 18 years where she has held a variety of roles , during her time in insurance she has championed Diversity & Inclusion and Women Empowerment having created and run a D&I committee and forming part of another called “Celebrating Women”, a group who work on helping other women advance their careers by offering workshops around confidence, personal brand, finances etc. 

Maria holds qualifications in insurance and Business Administration and she is currently undertaking a Graduate Certificate in Management with AIM. 

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