Anne served on the CGS International Board Advisory Committee in 2018 and joined the Board later that same year. She is a Grammar alumni and her brothers attended CGS (1980-86, Burgmann). She grew up in Canberra and recently returned after many years working in Asia. She has three children in the primary school.
Anne brings a deep personal and professional commitment to Asian engagement to the Board. She has worked to advance Australia’s outreach in our region over twenty years in key roles across the Australian Government (Departments of Foreign Affairs & Trade and Prime Minister & Cabinet), in Parliament House, and in two international organizations. She was honoured to advise the Australian Foreign Minister and Prime Minister on Australia’s future in an Asian Century.
Anne’s family has contemporary Australian, Korean and Chinese-Filipino heritage. They have lived and worked across the globe from Canberra to Southeast and North Asia and North America.
Anne studied at ANU and Harvard University. She holds a double degree in Bachelor of Arts (First class honours) and Laws (Honours), a Masters degree of International Relations and completed Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security. Early on, she attended international high schools and worked as a Research Scholar at ANU’s Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, which lit the spark for a global outlook.