Anne has worked in Local and State government for over 40 years including roles as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Community Development. She currently runs her own management consulting business. Her experience includes community, economic and regional development and she has had responsibility for recreation as part of her Local Government portfolios. Anne represented the sector on the development of Strategic Directions for the Western Australian Sport and Recreation Industry 2006-2008 (SD4) and sat on the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund assessment panel for 10 years.
Her contribution to Local Government has been recognised by Local Government Professionals (WA), having received a Meritorious Award, and being conferred a Fellow. In 2018 Anne was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to gender equality.
Anne has a Master of Business Leadership, is a qualified Company Director, and an experienced non-executive Board Member. She currently sits on the Board of the Albany Youth Support Association.
Anne and her husband grew up in Collie and Mt Barker respectively and have lived in Perth and the Pilbara. They have now settled in Albany to be closer to family. They enjoy the beauty of the natural environment and exploring regional WA in their camper trailer. A keen swimmer, Anne is now an early morning regular at Middleton Beach.