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Ann Sherry AO

"Be a leader who is prepared to take risks... a leader with certainty who is prepared to back themselves, then people will follow."

Ann Sherry AO is CEO of Carnival Australia, the largest cruise ship operator in Australasia and a division of Carnival Corporation. Carnival is the world’s largest cruise ship operator and owner of the iconic brands P&O Cruises, Princess Cruises, Aida, Cunard, Holland America and Seabourn. Ann is renowned for having transformed the cruising industry, with Carnival Australia seeing double digit growth each year since 2007.


In addition to local responsibilities, Ann holds a critical role as a member of the global leadership team at Carnival Corporation and is involved in the development of regulation, training, and improved practices on ships globally.


Prior to this, Ann was with Westpac for 12 years and was Chief Executive Officer, Westpac New Zealand, CEO, Bank of Melbourne and Group Executive, People & Performance. Ann was a driver of cultural change, community engagement, and customer focus in commercial and retail banking.

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