2015 Event

100 Women of Influence 2015

Overall Winner – Ann Sherry AO

CEO Carnival Australia
Carnival Australia

Ann became CEO of Carnival Australia in 2007, overhauling the organisation and its reputation, and boosting annual cruise numbers from 100,000 to over a million. Her influence in corporate Australia started at Westpac, where she helped make it the first private sector bank to introduce paid maternity leave and started the Jarwun project to connect corporate volunteers with indigenous communities. Prior to that, Ann was First Assistant Secretary of the Office of the Status of Women in Canberra, and Australia’s representative to the United Nations forums on human rights and women’s rights. Her non-executive roles include ING Direct (Australia), Australian Rugby Union and Chair of Safe Work Australia.