Anna is widely recognized as one of the most inspiring leaders in the region, with a remarkable career spanning diverse roles as a lawyer, banker, and currently as a tech executive at Amazon Web Services.
In her role at Amazon Web Services, Anna leads the Small and Medium Business team across Asia Pacific and Japan, focusing on driving international business through complex digital, cultural, and transformational change. She possesses a deep understanding of the financial, regulatory, and industry levers that contribute to business success in this context.
Before joining AWS, Anna served as the CEO of Australia New Zealand Bank in the Philippines and Laos. With a background as a qualified lawyer, she has practiced corporate law at renowned firms in Sydney and London. Anna has also held positions as a Board Director for various ANZ entities across ASEAN and as a Director on the Bankers Association of the Philippines.
Passionate about diversity and inclusion, Anna has collaborated with the UN, regulatory bodies, government entities, customers, and business councils to drive meaningful change in these areas. She holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW, a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Political Science from the Australian National University, and recently completed a Chief Executive Women scholarship at INSEAD.
Having lived and worked in various locations, including Sydney, London, Vanuatu, Hong Kong, Laos, the Philippines, and now Singapore with her family, Anna brings a global perspective to her work. Along her journey working in Southeast Asia for a decade, she has developed a love for karaoke.