Anna Bligh AC


Anna Bligh is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Banking Association and a non-executive Director of Medibank Private.


Anna has had a long and distinguished career in politics. She was the 37th Premier of Queensland from 2007 to 2012, and the first woman to be appointed Premier of Queensland. She is a former Deputy Premier and Treasurer of Queensland and held ministerial responsibilities in Education, Social Welfare, Arts, Economic and State Development and Infrastructure. Anna was also formerly the CEO of YWCA NSW, a not-for-profit organisation striving to build a safer world for women and children with programs and services dedicated to ending domestic violence.


In recognition of her eminent service to the Parliament of Queensland, and as an advocate for education, the role of women in public life and services to the not-for-profit sector, Anna received a Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia award in the 2017 Australia Day Honours list. She holds Honorary Doctorates from the University of Queensland and Griffith University.


Anna joined the Bangarra Board in February 2013.