Anna Whitlam

Managing Director, Anna Whitlam People


Anna Whitlam is a business leader whose advice is sought by senior people in critical areas of their business: executive search, organisational structure and design, specifically in the disciplines of corporate affairs, communications, investor relations, reputation and risk.

Anna’s leadership in corporate affairs and communications has seen her become a member of the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society, the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators.

Regularly cited as one of Australia’s top female entrepreneurs, Anna has won a number of significant awards for her own businesses and as a community leader helping professional women realise their career aspirations.

Anna is Chairperson of Commtract Pty Ltd, an online marketplace for communications talent, a member of the nominations committee at Golf Victoria, and a past director at Big Brothers Big Sisters Australia, and has held other non-executive director positions on other not-for-profit boards. She is a active member of key professional bodies including the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA), the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), and the Australian and American Chambers of Commerce (AustCham and AmCham) in Hong Kong.

Her qualifications include a B.BUS and the AICD Company Directors Course. She is an alumna of Harvard Business School and INSEAD in Singapore.