Ann Maree O’Callaghan

Associate, Strategist and Agribusiness Specialist

Ann Maree is an experienced business consultant and facilitator. She has been working with regional and rural communities for over 20 years across a variety of sectors, including agriculture, conservation, resources, and regional development. Her expertise covers Indigenous business development; agricultural land management and natural resources; stakeholder engagement and collaboration; governance; and strategy development.

Ann Maree offers key skills and competencies in high level business strategy; research and analysis; organisational change; risk analysis and scenario planning coupled with exceptional communication and people skills. One of her key talents is being able to find strategic pathways through complexity and uncertainty. This strong strategic ability enables Ann Maree to effectively focus on long term planning.

Ann Maree has held senior positions with the Indigenous Land Corporation and State Government. In the early 2000’s, she led the design and implementation of a successful stakeholder engagement and consultation program for a state-level 20 year strategic plan.

Today, Ann Maree’s chosen focus is on strategy development and facilitation to deliver business innovation, build capacity, create sustainable competitive advantage and to empower people with the courage to transform and change themselves and their organisations. Her capacity to understand and empathise combined with strong communication and interpersonal skills ensure success.

Ann Maree was awarded the inaugural (2011) University of Western Australia Business School Company Director’s Prize. And her research project into the design of a business model for development of the Australian Bush Plum, a plant of significant cultural importance for Indigenous people, received the UWA Business School Dux award.