Women leading and influencing

Anna and Anne

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Anna Apop

Papua New Guinea
Master of Public Administration and Policy
Flinders University, SA

 is underway with a Master's degree of Public Administration and Policy at Flinders University. She has a Bachelor of Social Sciences - majors in Social Policy and Political Science Studies - from the University of Waikato, New Zealand, thanks to being awarded a NZAID Development Scholarship.

Anna has held leadership roles in her public and private sector work in Papua New Guinea. Before her Master's degree, she was the Acting Advisor of Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) at the Madang Provincial Administration. In this role, she launched the GESI Help Desk for the Madang Provincial Administration.

She has also worked on a World Bank-funded Women in Mining and Petroleum Extractives Industries Institutional Strengthening project and as the Social and Sustainable Development Coordinator for the Xstrata Copper Group's Frieda River Project. In 2007, Anna set up a community adult literacy learning project in Telefomin, Sandaun.

Anna is passionate about improving GESI principles in the public service at the sub-national level. She would like to encourage more women public servants to apply for administrator roles and encourage more women to apply for scholarship opportunities.


Anne Bunning

Gender Consultant and Political Campaign Manager, SA

 has 30 years' of policy experience in government and the private and community sectors in Australia and across four continents. She has been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of public, private and community sector organisations in Australia and overseas, as well as the Chief of Staff to government ministers.

Using her exceptional technical expertise in gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting, Anne has led YWCA Adelaide, the Alola Foundation in Timor-Leste, and the Aboriginal Lands Trust in South Australia. She was the Policy and Planning Director at the South Australian Department of Agriculture, the Chief of Staff for the Minister for Primary Industries, Correctional Services, and the Policy Adviser for the Federal Shadow Minister for Primary Industries, Hon John Kerin.

Anne has expertise across several sectors in managing multimillion-dollar multidisciplinary projects and in policy development, analysis and implementation. She currently is an Adelaide-based independent gender consultant and political campaign manager.