Ann is one of Australia's leading business executives with a career that spans Government, Banking and Cruise Tourism. She is also an active philanthropist. Ann is the Chair of UNICEF Australia, Enero Group and Port of Townsville and the Chancellor of Queensland University of Technology.
Ann is a Non-executive Director of National Australia Bank and a Director of Infrastructure Victoria and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. She was previously a Director of ING Group and ING Australia, Rugby Australia and the Australian Sports Commission.
Ann is an Adviser, the former Chairman and was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Australia for a decade. Carnival Australia is the largest cruise ship operator in the Australia/Pacific region.
Beginning her working life as a Radiographer, Ann became First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra before moving to the banking sector initially in HR roles, then in CEO roles with Westpac NZ and the Bank of Melbourne.
The Australian Government awarded Ann the Centenary Medal in 2001 and in 2004 she was awarded an Order of Australia. In 2015 Ann was named as the overall winner of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Award.
Ann also works to improve opportunities and remove barriers for women in STEM and sport and supports opportunities for Indigenous Australians.
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