Graduated in Economics and Commerce cum laude from the Università “La Sapienza” of Rome in 1982. After graduating, she began her professional career first as a researcher at CENSIS - National Research Centre for Social Studies, then as an analyst in the Mediocredito Centrale Studies Office and, subsequently, as an officer at Sviluppo Italia (Development Italy) (formerly the Women's Entrepreneurship Committee).
In February 1994, she joined the Ministry of Economy and Finance as an employee of the Privatisation Office, then becoming manager in 2000, a role she held until 2002.
In January 2002, she became Head of the Supervisory Service of IVASS (Insurance Supervisory Institute). In July 2005, she was appointed as Deputy General Manager of the Institute, a position she held until December 2012. From January 2013 to July 2014, she was the Support Manager of the Board of Directors.
She also holds the positions of Director and member of the Remuneration and Appointments Committee of Alerion Clean Power S.p.A. and Director and member of the Control and Risks Committee of WeBuild S.p.A.
She was Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Banca Finnat Euramerica S.p.A., as well as Director, Chairwoman of the Risk Committee, member of the Appointments Committee and Lead Independent Director of the same bank from February 2016 to February 2017. She was also Director, Chairwoman of the Control and Risks Committee and member of the Appointments and Remuneration Committee of Garofalo Health Care S.p.A.; Director and member of the Control and Risks Committee of Saipem S.p.A. and Director of FIGC Servizi.