Ann Wright


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Ann is an experienced, values-driven Executive Coach and leader who specialises in personal and organizational change. She has worked with senior management and Boards as an internal and external change consultant and facilitator to project manage and deliver changes required by internal and external drivers. She is highly consultative and works to ensure alignment with key stakeholders, business objectives and organizational values throughout the change process.

As a coach, Ann provides insightful guidance and appropriate challenge to help her executive clients navigate role transitions and develop personally and professionally. She is facilitative, solutions – focused, analytic and curious as she works with her clients to realign their performance and perceptions to achieve with their professional and personal goals.

Ann has worked with a range of organisations in both Australia and New Zealand especially in the public and NFP sectors including aviation, transport, regulation, health, education, membership and professional services.


Coaching clients include

Victorian State Government departments: former Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Department of Primary Industries and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources; Workcover Authority Victoria; Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, ANZ, Baptcare; Catholic Education Office Melbourne; Glen Eira City Council; Comcare, KiwiRail; Teritary Education Commission (New Zealand); Manukau Institute of Technology, Breast Cancer Network of Australia.


Coaching qualifications, accreditations and memberships

Coaching qualifications:

Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation

Graduate Certificate in Organisational Coaching (Swinburne)

Graduate Certificate in Career Development (Swinburne)

Executive Coach Certification Programme (Coaching Australia)


Business experience (selected)

Ann’s management experience is in the not-for-profit and government sectors (Victoria State and New Zealand). Her senior management roles include Group Manager Human Resources, Airways Corporation (New Zealand); Director Portfolio Division and Deputy Chief Executive of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; General Manager, Family Relationship Centres, Relationships Australia Victoria; Manager, Organisational Development Branch, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development; and Director, Organisational Development, Department of Primary Industries.


Qualifications, accreditations and memberships

  • Masters of Public Policy Programme (Distinction), Victoria University, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Science Honours (First class, Psychology), Victoria University, New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Arts (Education & English Literature), Victoria University, New Zealand
  • Cert. IV Training and Assessment
  • Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors Company Director Course
  • Certified Professional Member, Australian Human Resources Institute