Alter Ego: Audrey Hepburn

Anne has always had a passion for learning and a curiosity about new ideas and ways of doing things.  She loves working with people and organisations to help them develop clarity about what they need to do to change, adapt and improve, how to go about that and develop the confidence to move forward. She also contributes to change and improvement activities at the system level.

Anne has undertaken this type of work in universities, as a senior lecturer and researcher in leadership and management, and as a consultant, in organisational development and change. She continues to work across these spheres today.  The majority of her work has been in the health and community sectors with not for profit, for purpose and government organisations and agencies.  This has involved organisational strengthening reviews, leadership development, social research and evaluation, strategic thinking, planning and governance and stakeholder engagement and consultation work.

Most recently, this involved work in the family violence sector as Victoria began to roll out historic system change. Anne and Lesley Thornton have designed and delivered a number of whole of organisation leadership development programs and organisational reviews. They have also undertaken projects in the International Development space to bring organisational development and strengthening frameworks and insights to the development efforts in our region.

Anne is highly committed to social impact initiatives and makes regular pro-bono contributions to not-for-profit organisations. She contributes to voluntary boards in the not for profit sector and also serves as a mentor to number of young women making their way in the world.  She is never far from educational and learning environments and organisations concerned with social justice and the public good.

Anne spends much of her free time with her wonderful family, a source of great joy—especially her small but growing gaggle of grandchildren.  She also enjoys travelling and learning about different countries and their people.