Anna Whitlam is CEO, Asia Pacific Talent Advisory, and CEO of AWPeople, a Teneo company.
Anna’s team and partners work across the globe to provide executive search and strategic advisory services focused on the practice areas that have the largest impact on reputation and risk in organisations, both internally and externally. As part of Teneo’s global Talent Advisory leadership team, Anna has responsibility for scaling Teneo’s Talent Advisory business across Asia Pacific.
Anna founded AWPeople in 2010 and is a co-founder and non-executive director of Commtract, an online marketplace for communications and marketing talent. AWPeople was acquired by Teneo in August 2021.
Anna is a member of the prestigious Arthur W. Page Society, the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives and educators. She is a respected industry thought leader, contributing her time and insights as a speaker, commentator and writer. She has also has won several significant awards, recognising her as a business and community leader helping professionals realise their career aspirations.
Anna is an alumna of Harvard Business School in Boston (USA) and INSEAD in Singapore. Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Business and the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), Directors’ accreditation.