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Ann Sherry AO

Ann Sherry AO

Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia
Non Executive Director, NAB
Chairperson , UNICEF Australia
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Non Executive Director, Sydney Airport Ltd
Non Executive Director, Infrastructure Victoria
Non Executive Director, Australian Rugby (ARU)
Non Executive Director, ING Direct Australia
Non Executive Director, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
Non Executive Director, Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
Non Executive Director, Palladium

Current Positions

Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia
Non Executive Director, NAB
Chairperson , UNICEF Australia
Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
Non Executive Director, Sydney Airport Ltd
Non Executive Director, Infrastructure Victoria
Non Executive Director, Australian Rugby (ARU)
Non Executive Director, ING Direct Australia
Non Executive Director, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
Non Executive Director, Jawun Indigenous Corporate Partnerships
Non Executive Director, Palladium

Previous Positions

Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Melbourne
Chief Executive Officer, Westpac NZ, Westpac Banking Corporation

Ann is CEO of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation. Carnival is the world's largest cruise ship operator and owner of the iconic brands P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Costa, Cunard, Holland America and Seabourn. She has transformed the industry and growth has more than doubled since 2007.

Prior to this, Ann was with Westpac for 12 years and was Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand, the CEO of the Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People & Performance. She was a driver of cultural change, community engagement and customer focus in commercial and retail banking.

Before joining Westpac, Ann was First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra, advising the Prime Minister on policies and programs to improve the status of women and was Australia's representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women's rights.

In addition to her executive role, Ann holds a number of non-executive roles including ING Direct (Australia), Chair of the Queensland Public Service Commission, Director of Jawun - Indigenous Corporate Partnerships, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) and a Member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Sports Commission. She is Deputy Chair of the Tourism & Transport Forum.

Ann is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

In 2001, Ann was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for her work on providing banking services to disadvantaged communities.

In January 2004 Ann was awarded an Order of Australia for her contribution to the Australian community through the promotion of corporate management policies and practices that embrace gender equity, social justice and work and family partnerships.

In 2009, Ann was nominated as one of the Top 15 Women in Business in the world by the Business Women's magazine, Pink.

Areas of Expertise

Business Business and Government, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Women in Business
Finance Banking
Government Family, Ageing and Community Services, Government Regulation
Not for Profit Community Engagement, Indigenous, Sport and Recreation

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