Anne Cross has been the chief executive of UnitingCare Queensland since November 2003. She is also Chair of Australian Regional and Remote Community Services, UnitingCare Queensland’s aged and community services in the Northern Territory.
Since 2008, Anne has been an Adjunct Professor in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work at the University of Queensland. She has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in social work. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.
Anne came to her role as UnitingCare Queensland's CEO having held senior positions in government and non-government organisations across a broad range of rehabilitation, disability, aged care and community services. She has served on various government bodies including the Child Protection Council and the Smart State Council.
She was a member of the Queensland Premier’s Domestic and Family Violence Taskforce led by Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO and is a member of Queensland Health’s Program Renewal Board.
Anne was the Telstra 2014 Australian Business Woman of the Year, and also won the government and community category.
Anne has had extensive experience in developing capacity in non-government community organisations and has been involved in service development and change projects in disability and aged care throughout Australia and internationally.