Anna Whitlam

Anna is a highly regarded leader in the ‘people strategy and search’ space. She has over 17 years experience in senior business leadership, marketing and communications roles across the FMCG, retail and government sectors. She also brings extensive experience in organisational structure and design, recruitment and search.

In 2003, Anna founded Market U, Australia’s first executive recruitment and search firm specialising in the disciplines of corporate affairs, communications and marketing. In January 2008, she sold the business to global management consulting firm WDScott. Anna continued as Chairperson of Market U until her departure in June 2010.

Market U was frequently recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, achieving 34th place on the BRW Fast 100 list in 2007.

Anna is regularly cited as one of Australia’s top female entrepreneurs, and was named as a finalist in two categories of the 2007 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Anna is a member of a number of key professional bodies, including the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Committee for Economic Development of Australia, the International Association of Communicators and, Australian Marketing Institute.