International Cricket Council
Ann Sherry

Ann Sherry AO

Sport gives visibility to capability, so the fact that it comes in many different backgrounds and profiles, in front of a wide audience, makes diversity visible and positive.

Ann is one of Australia's leading business executives with a career that spans Government, Banking and Cruise Tourism. Ann is the Chair of UNICEF Australia and ENERO and currently holds non-executive roles with National Australia Bank, Sydney Airport, Infrastructure Victoria, Cape York Partnerships, the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) and The Climate Ready Initiative.

She is an Adviser, the former Chairman and was Chief Executive Officer of Carnival Australia for a decade. Carnival is the largest cruise ship operator in the Australia/Pacific region.

Beginning working life as a Radiographer, Ann became First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra before moving to the banking sector initially in HR roles, then as CEO of the Bank of Melbourne, and Westpac New Zealand.

The Australian Government awarded Ann the Centenary Medal in 2001 and in 2004 she was awarded an Order of Australia. In 2015, Ann was named as the overall winner of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Award.

Ann was the first female director of Rugby Australia, is NSW Chair of Minerva (mentoring organisation for female athletes), is convenor of the STEM group Champions of Change Coalition as well as supporting opportunity for Indigenous Australians.