Ann Sherry AO
Chief Executive Officer
Ann is CEO of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia. Carnival Corporation is the world’s largest cruise ship operator and owns P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Costa, Cunard, Holland America and Seabourn. She has transformed the industry and growth has more than doubled since 2007.
Prior to this, Ann was with Westpac for 12 years and was Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand, the CEO of the Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People & Performance. She was a driver of cultural change, community engagement and customer focus in commercial and retail banking.
Before joining Westpac, Ann was First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra, advising the Prime Minister on policies and programs to improve the status of women and was Australia’s representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women’s rights.
In addition to her executive roles, Ann is a non-Executive Director of Wilson HTM Investment Group and Chair of the Queensland Public Service Commission. She is a Director of Jawun – Indigenous Corporate Partnerships, Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) and a Member of the Council of the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australian Sports Commission. She is Deputy Chair of the Tourism & Transport Forum.
Ann is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In 2001, 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.
In 2009, Ann was nominated as one of the Top 15 Women in Business in the world by the Business Women’s magazine, Pink.