Ann worked in Queenstown's hospitality industry in her early career and joined the Chamber as CEO in 2008 after returning to live in the area with her family. During her hospitality days, Ann had the opportunity to live in some of New Zealand’s most outstanding national parks working for the Tourist Hotel Corporation and the Department of Conservation.
Prior to joining the chamber Ann held a number of senior management, marketing, sales and PR roles in the property, financial services and apparel industries working for companies including Reuters Financial Services, Brierley Property Group, Snowy Peak, Arthur Ellis and Pacific Brands. In most recent times, Ann worked in export roles which involved the marketing and sales of some of New Zealand’s most iconic brands.
Ann was educated in Dunedin and studied for her BA in Public Administration at Otago and Victoria Universities. Her wide experience in both the private and public sectors will benefit the role of Chief Executive of the Chamber.