Maria Bertelli

Maria Bertelli

Associate Director

BSc (Hons) Physical Education and Sports Science (Loughborough University)

Maria is an experienced consultant working for both the public and private sector on a wide range of venues, sport, leisure and facilities projects.

Maria has been part of the IPW team for nearly 10 years, prior to which she spent over five years working for PMP, one of the world’s leading sport and leisure consultancies.

Maria has also had a career as a professional volleyball player, represented Team GB at London 2012 and is now an Athlete Mentor for the Youth Sports Trust.

Maria has been centrally involved in many of IPW’s venue projects and has project managed various projects from concept through to delivery including feasibility, business planning and procurement for sports facilities, music and entertainment venues, mixed use facilities and arenas.

Maria is a successful project manager and excels at managing teams and client relationships.

All Maria’s Projects
Pop Quiz

“Success is when you lay your head on your pillow and know you gave it all you had…”

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How long have you been with IPW…?

2010, full-time since 2012

Where have you worked previously?

PMP and as a professional athlete

What do you bring to the team?

Attention to detail!

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A lawyer or a police officer

Live anywhere, take everything, where would you go?

Italy always… but anywhere with great outdoors!

What are you most passionate about in life?

Learning and improving


Volleyball and football

Desert Island disc?

My summer happy playlist

Go-to dish?

Chicken with pesto or steak with roasted veg

Meet the rest of the team

Nick Russell
Nick RussellDirector
Kelly du Preez
Kelly du PreezAssociate Director
Maria Bertelli
Maria BertelliSenior Consultant
Tristan Pople
Tristan PopleSenior Consultant
Dougal Nicholls
Dougal NichollsAssociate
Elliott Russell
Elliott RussellConsultant
Bryan Beattie
Bryan BeattieHead of Culture
Alan Robinson
Alan RobinsonAssociate
Jim Kay
Jim KayAssociate
Neill Woodger
Neill WoodgerAssociate
Mubeen Ahmed
Mubeen AhmedResearch Consultant
Billy Mills
Billy MillsResearch Assistant
Tracy Russell
Tracy RussellPA and Office Manager
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