Ms Dunn was a public servant in South Australia and the Northern Territory for 23 years, holding the positions of Public Service Board Commissioner, Director of the Department of Local Government and Chief Executive Officer of the Departments of Arts & Cultural Heritage and Family & Community Services. She also spent a period as the CEO of the City of Port Phillip in Melbourne.
Anne has for 25 years operated as a freelance presenter and facilitator. She works extensively in the fields of the arts, rural and regional issues, local government and public sector planning and has a passionate commitment to reconciliation with and respect for Indigenous peoples.
Her experience covers a broad range of significant board appointments including as chair of the Australian Government’s Regional Women’s Advisory Council, Deputy Chair of the Australia Council for the Arts, Director of the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and chair of the South Australian Health Performance Council.
She is a conference speaker and performer and is known for her characters Ms Sheila Presley, Madame Rose and Mayor Rita Rodeo. She remains a practicing community artist.