CEO, Australian Bankers’ Association

Anna Bligh is the Chief Executive of the Australian Bankers’ Association, working to strengthen the culture in banking and improve customer experience. Anna has had a long and distinguished career in politics. She was Premier of Queensland for almost five years and led the response and recovery effort to devastating floods in January 2011. Prior to joining the ABA, Anna was the CEO of YWCA NSW, a not-for-profit organisation striving to build a safer world for women and children with services dedicated to ending domestic violence. Anna received a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia award in the 2017 Australia Day Honours list, in recognition of her eminent service to the Parliament of Queensland, to the not-for-profit sector and the role of women in public life.