Anne joined Saxton Speakers Bureau in August 2018 and is the Chief Executive Officer of Saxton Speakers Bureau and Saxton Engage, a bureau that believes in the power of stories to drive positive change. Saxton is renowned for representing renowned talent in Asia and Pacific.
Prior to Saxton, Anne has over 30 years’ experience in Senior Executive roles within the events and hospitality industry including Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, the Accor Hotel Group, InterContinental Hotel Groups and Radisson Hotels.
Her accolades include Best Performance and Risk Taker Starwood Hotels and Resorts 2007; MEA Hall of Fame for Best Conference Venue; AHA Award for Best Hotel Local 2007 while at The Westin; and winner of the InterContinental Hotels Group ‘Sales Team of the Year’ for impact and influence.
In 2011, Anne was elected to the Meetings & Events Australia (MEA) National Board after serving on the MEA National Council. Anne was appointed Vice Chair for four years, before being appointed Chair in 2016.
In 2018, Anne was appointed as Chair of Victorian Tourism Industry Events Council and holds a seat on the Board of Victorian Tourism Industry Council.
In 2019 she won the Victorian Tourism Industry Award for Outstanding Contribution by and Individual.