Maria Wilson is a festival organiser mostly known for being the Executive Director of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA). She joined HIFA in 1999 as Corporate Liaison.
Wilson has a double honours degree in English and Drama from the University of London, and has qualifications in Retail Management and Supervisory Studies from Harrods of London where she held a middle management post for 3 years. She also also worked in marketing and advertising in London.
Wilson led the Design Co-ordination section at ZimTrade from 1994 – end of 1998, before joining HIFA inn 1999. Maria has been a teacher of piano practical and theory at the Zimbabwe College of Music and has taught English at St. John’s Prep School. In 2003, she assumed the role Executive Director.
- Art imitates violent life at the festival that dares to defy Mugabe, Zimbabwe Situation (republished from 'The Times ( http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/africa/article2593129.ece )', Published:5 May 2007, Retrieved:20 April 2014