Ann is a recognised leader in advancement within Australia. She works with a range of clients in the education sector, in Australia and beyond, to build their fundraising capacity. In addition to over 20 years as a development professional, Ann worked as an educator for leading secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Melbourne for 17 years, which gives her deep insight of the needs and opportunities at play in the Australian education sector.
Prior to joining our firm in 2013, Ann was Director of Advancement at Ormond College, University of Melbourne, for eight years, and Director of Community Relations at Melbourne Grammar School for more than ten years.
Ann is a Past President of both Educate Plus Vic/Tas and Educate Plus Australasia Inc. and was the recipient of that organisation’s peak award in 2000. She is in demand as a conference leader, running workshops, seminars and making major presentations in Australia for Educate Plus and overseas for CASE — particularly on major gifts fundraising, running successful campaigns and bequest programs.
Ann is passionate about time with friends and family, good food and wine, cooking, travel, walking and reading. She loves spending time and being a nonna with her grandchildren. Ann is on the board of the Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and is a keen fundraising volunteer at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School.