Annamarie is a people-focused executive who leads with integrity, an executive senior leader with over 20 years experience in multiple disciplines across the business sector. Skilled in creating, driving, and implementing innovative commercial solutions that result in positive business and social outcomes. Annamarie has been successful in engaging a diverse workforce to deliver cultural and commercial change and has a track record of driving successful business transformation.
She firmly believes that everyone has the right to contribute to society, to follow a passion, and to be connected to our communities in some shape or form.
She launched and implemented the award-winning Creative Spirit programme, which gives young adults with intellectual disabilities a chance to contribute to society in a meaningful way.
This was followed by The Coffee CO-OP, Stuff’s Auckland office cafe, which is staffed by deaf baristas, and received the Attitude ACC Employer Award, this and in the same year was a Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Award Finalist for the Deloittes Top 200.
She also won Fairfax Media’s inaugural Women of Influence Community Leader award in recognition of this work, which supports the employment of people with disabilities.
Annamarie is co-presenting with Gerard Stewart.