Master of Ceremonies
Welcome to Day 2
Thursday 13 October 2022
9:00am – 9:05am
Anne became one of Australia’s highest-profile network news and television identities in a career which spanned
both the Seven and Ten Networks over two decades.
Throughout her entire career, Anne has been engaged in public affairs and communications, from the grass roots
right through to the executive.
Fundamentally, the focus of all her work has been to understand, engage and build audiences, to target
communications to the market, to publish and deliver strategies and stories with clarity and purpose, always at
the highest standard.
An accomplished journalist, writer, producer and host, she launched her own private business to deliver services
to a range of corporate, government and community clients. Anne has built a reputation of the highest respect
and recognition across all her media and business activities – as a national newspaper columnist, a national radio
producer and host, and as the online site editor for a national business network. She hosted the Telstra Business
Awards programs for a decade and is frequently called upon to develop and facilitate major industry or strategic
public events for business and government.
Anne has top-tier expertise across the range of public affairs segments – including executive and leadership
strategy, business development and campaigns, publishing of company reports and media engagement, website
and social media content, and event production and hosting.
Anne is well regarded at the highest levels of government, business and community for her good judgement,
trusted reputation and ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders and interests. As well, Anne is involved in State and Federal Government board activities: She is on the Board of Trustees of the
Art Gallery of NSW, a Member of the Nomination Panel for the Boards of the ABC and SBS, Since 2016, as
Australia’s Representative to the Women20 (W20) Engagement Group to the G20 Leaders’ Summit , and Federal Government BoardLinks Champion.
Anne has other business activities including investment in her family’s agricultural enterprise in South Australia –
bringing a strong connection to rural and regional Australia and its importance to our economy. Anne’s great
strength is her corporate reputation, her outstanding professionalism, ease of public engagement, and sound
judgement in everything she does.