CEO of 89 Degrees East and Director of the Academy for Enterprising Girls
With over 20 years of experience in strategy, media and public relations across numerous industries, Annie regularly provides strategic advice and support to Australia's leading CEOs, senior public servants, and politicians.
Now the CEO of a successful strategic communications firm, 89 Degrees East and Digital Workforce Australia, Annie was a former political advisor to former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd from 2007 to 2009 and directed major Federal Government campaigns.
Annie is a strategic communications specialist passionate about designing and developing campaigns and initiatives to bring about positive change. She has advised and supported some of Australia's most important national movements, including campaigns for Indigenous Recognition, Marriage Equality, and GenerationOne.
As the Director of the Academy for Enterprising Girls, Annie has devoted herself to helping tens of thousands of young women develop the mindset and passion for entrepreneurialism and STEM subjects. She is incredibly passionate about bringing business, government and industry together to ensure young women have more opportunities in the digital economy.
Annie helps bridge the digital divide, inspiring girls to think big and helping them grow their skillset so that they may start their own business one day.