Anne Skipper AM

Anne is a nurse, entrepreneur, business women, mentor, company director, governance consultant, and campaigner for the rights of women and children in the world.

Anne developed her passion for helping people while a nurse before becoming an entrepreneur in the world.

Anne is renown as a change agent - a natural evolution of her diverse career. She is passionate about leading and guiding organisations to embrace change by empowering people to make a difference.


Anne Skipper AM

Dip Nursing, FAICD 


Anne has more than 35 years’ experience as a board director and chair of government, not-for-profit and private sector boards in the areas of:

  • Health, aged and disability sector
  • Financial services
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Planning, development and engineering sector
  • International humanitarian and development work
  • Community and social services sector


As both a director and facilitator of the AICD delivering governance training nationally and internationally, Anne's expertise has been sought for:

  • Ensuring governance models are 'fit for purpose'.
  • Improving the dynamics between board directors and executive management.
  • How boards work more effectively and 'add value'.

35 years’ experience as a board director and chair of government, not-for-profit and private sector boards.

Anne Speaking

Developing the leadership potential of children, young people and women.

Anne’s career highlights have included:

  • Founding The Teleran Group, a highly successful leadership development business for women in Australia and internationally. Anne sold the business in 2001 to pursue a non-executive director career.
  • Chairing the International Year of the Family in South Australia.
  • Recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000 for community service.

It is this unique and diverse combination of skills and experience that underpins Anne’s national and international profile as a board director, chair, speaker, governance consultant, facilitator and mentor.