Anne is the former inaugural CEO of the Victorian government’s authority, Dairy Food Safety Victoria. She previously held a number of senior executive positions in the Victorian public sector for 30 years working in food policy and regulation, public health, agriculture, minerals and petroleum, natural resources and environment, land administration and forensic science. Prior to this, Anne was a Senior Tutor at Monash University where she conducted biomedical research and lectured to science and medical undergraduates.
Anne is currently Chair of the Board of William Angliss Institute, Food Agility, the SafeFish Partnership and the Grains and Legumes Nutrition Council’s Code of Practice Complaints Committee. She is a member of CSIRO’s Agriculture and Food Advisory Committee and Australia’s Health Star Rating Advisory Committee. More recently she was elected to the Council of Catholic Social Services Victoria and has been an independent member of EnergySafe Victoria’s Audit and Risk Committee since 2011. In 2013, she was appointed to the Panel of the New Zealand Government’s Inquiry into the Whey Protein Contamination Incident.
She is the immediate past Chair and President of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), the Australian and New Zealand Implementation SubCommittee for Food Regulation (ISFR) and Wellsprings for Women Inc, a not-for-profit organisation that delivers integration and training programs to isolated women. She has previously held Directorships at Australian Dairy Farmers Ltd., Dairy Australia, the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens and until April 2011, was Chair of the Victorian Minister’s Women in Primary Industries Advisory Panel.
In 2016 Anne was awarded the John Bryant Gold Medal for outstanding service to the dairy industry. In 2011, she was awarded the Public Service Medal in the Victorian Division of the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to the dairy industry, national food regulation and rural women. In 2010, she was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll for her work in biochemistry and as an advocate of women’s leadership, and in that year she was awarded the Australian Dairy Industry Council’s Outstanding Service Award in recognition of her leadership to the Australian dairy industry, the first woman to receive this.
Anne has a B.Sc in Chemistry, a B.Sc (Hons) in Biochemistry and a Ph.D (Biochemistry). She has a Graduate Diploma in Public Sector Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Dairy Industry Association of Australia.