Ann Sherry

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Ann Sherry "was appointed CEO of Carnival Australia, a division of Carnival Corporation, in July 2007.

"Carnival Corporation is the world’s largest cruise ship operator and owns, amongst others, Cunard, P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Costa and Seabourn. Carnival Australia is the dominant cruise holiday provider in Australia and has doubled in size over the last three years.

"Prior to this, Ann was Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand and Group Executive, Westpac New Zealand and the Pacific. Ann was the first female CEO of a bank in New Zealand, and had responsibility for Westpac operations in New Zealand and seven Pacific countries.

"Previously, Ann was the CEO of the Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People & Performance. Ann was with Westpac for 12 years, and during that time worked in all key business units.

"Prior to Westpac, Ann was First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra. In this role, Ann advised the Prime Minister on policies and programs to improve the status of women in Australia and was Australia’s representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women’s rights.

"Ann is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking & Finance and a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration. She is a Director of Indigenous Enterprise Partnerships and Special Olympics Australia.

"In 2003, Ann was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for her work on providing banking services to disadvantaged communities.

"In January 2004 Ann was awarded an Order of Australia 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." [1]

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  1. Ann Sherry, Indigenous Enterprise Partnership, accessed March 6, 2008.
  2. Home, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, accessed September 11, 2009.