Anna has extensive commercial, marketing and stakeholder relationship experience gained as an executive leader in both small and large businesses in New Zealand.
Currently she owns The Health Media, a company that provides news and education to the primary care community in New Zealand. She is a co-host of the annual Pharmacy Awards and a pharmacy business commentator.
As general manager of ProPharma (a division of the EBOS Group) she led a team providing wholesale, business support, brokerage and marketing services to the $1 billion dollar community pharmacy market nationally.
Anna trained as a nurse in the 1980s, she met her partner Tim Dowson earlier in the same decade. She set up her first business in the early 1990s, the same decade her two sons came along (a period in her life she is glad is behind her)! She topped up her on-the-job business education with an MBA from AUT University, graduating in 2013.