Margaret has a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School and a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant, possessing extensive experience in business and financial management roles across the private sector, government and non-government organisations. Within the arts sector, she has held roles with the National Gallery of Victoria, Cinemedia, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Arts Victoria.
Margaret has previously served on the National Executive of the YWCA of Australia and as a board member of Experimenta Media Arts. Margaret is currently employed by the Department of Transport.