Anna was appointed General Manager, GlaxoSmithKline NZ Ltd in May 2012 and is a commercially astute and inspirational leader. Anna began her career as a nurse and has more than 25 years experience in leading and managing business within the pharmaceutical sector. She has progressed through a variety of local, regional & global roles within New Zealand, Japan and Europe.
Anna is the Chair of the Global Women Board, a member of the GSK Global Disability Council & currently a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Medicines New Zealand. She also has a successful 7 year history as Vice Chairman for a Children’s Hospice in London. She is passionate about developing talent within her own organisation and also focuses on mentoring emerging leaders in Asia Pacific.
Anna believes that in order for organisations to be successful, we need diverse leadership to truly reflect the communities in which we operate. This will only be achieved by increasing the representation of people from different backgrounds & cultures on boards and in top management positions in New Zealand.
Anna lives with her husband on a life style block in South Auckland.