Trained as an environmental engineer, Mara Warwick has expertise in flood management, urban development, urban environmental services and disaster risk management.
Before she assumed the role of Country Director in the Philippines, Mara Warwick served as the Portfolio and Operations Manager for China, Mongolia and Korea. In this role, she supported programs and projects in climate change mitigation and adaptation, infrastructure development and social service reform in China and Mongolia.
From 2010 to 2012, she was Sector Coordinator for Sustainable Development in Ankara, Turkey. In this role she coordinated the World Bank’s development policy and investment lending in the energy, environment, urban and rural development, transport and social development sectors in Turkey.
From 2003 to 2009, Mara Warwick managed projects in both China and the Philippines related to water supply, wastewater, solid waste and flood management.
Before joining the World Bank in 2003, she worked as an engineer in the private sector. An Australian national, Mara Warwick received her B.E. in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide, Australia and her M.S. and Ph. D. in Environmental Engineering from Stanford University in the US. In her free time, Ms. Warwick pursues her passion for textile arts, especially those unique to the countries in which she lives and works.