Ann joined Palladium’s board in 2015. Ann is currently Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia. Before joining Carnival, Ann held numerous positions in the private and public sectors, including CEO of Westpac and First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women, where she advised the Prime Minister on policies and programmes to improve the status of women. Ann also holds a number of non-executive roles including ING Direct (Australia), Australian Rugby Union, and Cape York Partnership. Ann has received multiple awards for her leadership and honorary doctorates from Macquarie University and the University of Queensland. In 2001, Ann was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for her work on providing banking services to disadvantaged communities. Ann was awarded an Order of Australia in 2004 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.