Maurie has been a member of the St Vincent de Paul Society since 2014 when he joined as a member of the NSW Rural Taskforce assisting farmers in the Bathurst Diocese.

As well as being a volunteer he has held positions as a Central Council President and as Acting Executive Officer for the Bathurst Central Council.  Maurie sits on the NSW Shops Committee and is Chair of the NSW Spirituality Committee.

Most of his working life was in Education but he took a break from the classroom for seven years, working for the Department of Agriculture in their Head Office in Orange.

Maurie and his wife Bronwyn have four adult children and seven grandchildren.

He has also been a part time farmer owning and leasing land on and off for over 20 years and is a keen golfer.