Anna Buduls AO
Company Owner and Chairperson
Anna’s early professional experience was in financial journalism, investment banking and investor relations. She has been a professional non-executive director since 1995 on a broad range of public, government (including the Foreign Investment Review Board) and private company boards. She is currently chairman of the not-for-profit group, Beyond Empathy.
In addition to Anna’s board work, she has also undertaken a wide range of Government advisory work. In 2013 Anna undertook a review of the Centrepay system on behalf of the Minister for Human Services. Previously, she was a Steering Group Member on the Federal Government’s White Paper on Homelessness (2008) and was a Review panel member Federal Government Jobseeker Compliance Penalty Regime (2010). She served as one of three Australian APEC Business Advisory Council members (2012-2014), appointed by the Prime Minister. Anna also actively engages in developing and philanthropically funding outreach programs and associated research for the homeless and for disadvantaged citizens.
In January 2018 Anna was awarded Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for her “Distinguished service to the business and finance sectors through her advisory roles, and, as a supporter of, and advocate for, policy development to reduce homelessness, and to the welfare and charity sectors.”