Anne has always loved being around animals but it was after feeling completely helpless when she saw a street dog with matted fur and conjunctivitis while travelling through Mexico in 1994 that she decided she wanted to do something to help neglected animals overseas.
On her return to Australia she began working in the not-for-profit sector gaining valuable experience in fundraising and events management. Five years later she began working for the NSW Wildlife Information and Rescue Service (WIRES) as Publicity Officer and then WSPA Australia as Campaigns and Publicity Coordinator, finally achieving her goal to work in international animal welfare. Anne joined Animals Asia in May 2003 as the Australian Representative and now holds the position of Director.
She recently moved from Sydney to Tasmania with her husband, two children and dogs and their family of animals has quickly increased with the increased space and farmland on which they now live. In addition to her 12 years experience in the not-for-profit sector, Anne holds a degree in public relations and a Certificate in Direct Marketing from ADMA.