Maria Zotti is a specialist in environment, sustainability and public health policy and law and in connecting urban communities to nature.

She is currently the Manager of Sustainability Policy at the City of Adelaide where she is committed to positioning Adelaide as a green, liveable city and an international leader in responding to environmental change. Maria has also held roles as Principal Policy Officer and Ministerial Advisor in the Environment and Conservation Portfolio, CEO of Nature Play SA and as a Lecturer in Environmental Law and Policy, Public Health Law and Policy and Food Law and Policy at Flinders University and University of Newcastle