Chair||UNICEF Australia and ENERO

Ann is one of Australia's leading business executives with a career that spans Government, Banking and Cruise Tourism. She is the Chair of UNICEF Australia and ENERO and currently holds non-executive roles with National Australia Bank, Sydney Airport, Palladium Group, Infrastructure Victoria, Cape York Partnerships, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Ann is an Adviser, the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation & Plc. After joining as Chief Executive Officer in 2007, she has transformed the industry and growth has been in double digits each year since.

Ann is the Australian Co-Chair of the ANZLF and has been involved with the forum since 2002 when she moved to New Zealand as CEO of Westpac NZ.

Beginning 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 devotes considerable energy to her passion for women’s rights (currently as convenor of the MCC STEM group), supporting opportunity for Indigenous communities, personal philanthropy and support of the arts.