Education: Bachelor of Commerce (Property Economics) – University of Western Sydney; Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
API History: API Board Member (2017 – current); Member of Finance Risk Audit Committee (2017 – current); NSW Divisional Councillor (2015/16); Chair, NSW CPD Committee (2016); API Associate Member, CPV (2006); API Member (2003)
Current Employment: Director, Real Estate (Institutional Banking) – Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA)
Anne-Maree has over 18 years of industry specialisation having commenced her career in 2003 as a Valuer. She worked as a Valuer for seven years before commencing at CBA (2010) in a technical role, within the Valuation, Development and Advisory Team.
For the last six years, Anne-Maree has been managing a portfolio of large institutional real estate clientele. Anne-Maree is directly responsible for the execution and management of complex real estate finance transactions across Australia and New Zealand.
As a current Board member, Anne-Maree remains passionate about the Vision, Purpose and Strategic goals of the API. She would greatly value the support to be re-elected to the Board as the API moves to delivering on Strategic goals and build on the years of significant progress.
As a focused and dedicated property professional, Anne-Maree is fully aware of the API’s requirement to maintain its relevance across the industry and membership base. She feels strongly about maintaining, broadening and growing the expertise and knowledge of the API membership now and into the future. This continues to be a key focus for Anne-Maree given her diverse background and experience.
Anne-Maree is a Member of the Finance Risk & Audit Committee which continues to uphold a strong governance regime. The financial health of the API is strategically important.
At an industry level, Anne-Maree has developed strong working relationships with key property professionals across the sector. She is driven, offering strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
Anne-Maree believes fostering an ongoing culture of awareness to the forces of change, emergent industry trends and the influence of technology will ensure the API remains relevant and sustainable over the long term.
Governance: Anne-Maree is acutely aware of the Boards role and responsibilities including strategic direction, performance, compliance, risk management and accountability to the membership base. Anne-Maree’s experience enables her to undertake a critical assessment of corporate governance structures. As a current Board member, she understands that the Board plays a critical role in overseeing the governance function and Directors act as a group to ensure the appropriate standards are set across the API.
Strategic Management: As real estate markets, finance and regulatory environments continue to evolve, the Board is required to actively re-assess the long-term impact on the API. This continues to be particularly important during COVID-19 given the uncertain operating environment that has been experienced globally. Anne-Maree is active in these considerations at a Board level to ensure the strategic intent, sustainability and longevity of the API are protected.
Financial Acumen: Extensive background in financial, corporate and risk analysis used to assess investment related decisions. Anne-Maree has a deep understanding of enterprise risk management frameworks incorporating strategic, financial and operational risk components. She exhibits strong influencing and negotiation skills which have culminated in presentations to senior committees and forums.
Relevant Industry Knowledge: Anne-Maree possesses a deep understanding of the property industry given her diverse background and experience. She is able to provide a lens into the regulated banking and finance environment which compliments her foundations in the valuation profession.
- Anne-Maree is not aware of any actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest.