Ann Sherry AO - Bachelor of Arts (Economics, Politics)
Chief Executive Officer, Carnival Australia
Ann joined Carnival Australia as Chief Executive Officer in 2007 and has led the industry’s extraordinary growth in the years that followed.
Prior to Carnival Australia, Ann spent 12 years with Westpac including roles as Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand, the CEO of the Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People & Performance. Ann 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 2001, Ann was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for her work on providing banking services to disadvantaged communities.
In 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.