Ann Sherry

Ms Ann Sherry is a high-profile businesswoman who has held a number of executive nd non-executive positions at significant corporations and public sector bodies.

Ms Sherry began her career working in public sector roles in the UK and Australia, progressing to First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women between 1992 to 1994.  She moved into the banking industry and between 2000 and 2007 held executive management positions within the Westpac Group in Australia and New Zealand (NZ), including CEO Bank of Melbourne and CEO Westpac NZ.

In 2007, she  was appointed as CEO of Carnival Australia.  In 2015/16 she transitioned into the role of Executive Chair until March 2019.

In addition to her executive career, since 2011, Ms Sherry has also held a series of non-executive and advisory roles across the financial services, infrastructure, government, and not-for-profit sectors. Her current roles include Non-executive Chair of  Enero Group; Chair of UNICEF Australia; Chair of Port of Townsville;  Director of Infrastructure Victoria; Non-executive director at National Australia Bank; and Chair of Federation Asset Management

She also holds non-executive or advisory roles with Cape York Partnerships, Australia and New Zealand School of Government, The Climate Ready Initiative and the Museum of Contemporary Art.

The Australian Government awarded Ms Sherry the Centenary Medal in 2001 for providing disadvantaged communities with banking services and in 2004 she was awarded an Order of Australia for her work to introduce corporate management policies and  practices that address issues of gender, family life, and social justice.