Anita Ziemer

Anita Ziemer

Regional Chairman, Director, Chairman, Executive Director

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About Me

I'm endlessly curious and interested in local and global issues, acquiring knowledge and applying my mind to a range of challenges and opportunities. I have a portfolio of professional roles that takes me across multiple industry sectors with myriad responsibilities. The shape of my work suits me perfectly. Consulting, board work and governance, education, career management, head-hunting, e-commerce and now also procurement.

I've been in the consulting area for nearly 20 years. In addition to the privilege of being the MD of a mid-size consulting firm and a small consulting practice I've held numerous Boards appointments over the past 15 years.

In addition, I have an abiding passion for story telling through screenwriting and film, I'm a keen fun runner, love cooking on the weekends, and more recently am enjoying strategizing the e-commercialisation of a small Australian wine business.

JOB TITLE: Regional Chairman, Director, Chairman, Executive Director

FUNCTION: Consultancy, Strategy, & Transformation

INDUSTRY: Business Services & Consulting

CATEGORY: Professional Services



Work experience

Regional Chairman

The Faculty and The Source

July 2013 - Present ( 7 years, 2 months ) | Melbourne, Australia

Advocating, supporting and driving growth and sustainable success for the Region's leading Procurement consulting, learning, development and talent sourcing organisations. I work closely with the leaders and teams in Australia and with the Founding Chairman, Tania Seary in London.


Wheeler Centre for Books Writing and Ideas

April 2012 - Present ( 8 years, 5 months ) | Melbourne, Australia

As a UNESCO City of Literature, The Wheeler Centre was established in Melbourne to enrich the lives of Victorians. As a Director, I am part of the decision making and way-finding that is ensuring this relatively new organisation grows from strength to strength


Melbourne Girls Grammar School

March 2010 - Present ( 10 years, 6 months ) | a

Chairman of Council at this leading private girls school in Melbourne Australia offering a contemporary education programme with a rigorous academic focus. Widely regarded as the school of choice for single sex day and boarding students in Victoria from 3 year old kindergarten to Year 12.
I'm delighted to be serving the school in an era when the all- round education and co-curricular programme is enabling girls to leave school as highly capable young women ready for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.



February 2007 - June 2011 ( 4 years, 4 months ) | Melbourne, Australia

Director of Australia's No1 Parenting website that was subsequently sold into News Ltd. Supported the business's growth from start up to highly successful operational and commercial results.

Executive Director

Slade Group

December 2005 - Present ( 14 years, 9 months ) | Melbourne, Australia

Following my seven year role as the MD of this National Executive Search and Temporary Staffing services firm, I now manage select senior appointments, continue in a board advisory role and undertake special projects as required.


The Marketing Bank

January 1996 - June 2004 ( 8 years, 5 months ) | Melbourne, Australia

Joint founding partner of the marketing and market research consultancy that established its reputation through work with the likes of Sakata, City Library, Birrarung Marr, Priceline.



B. App Science of

1979 - 1981


Adv. Dip, Screenwriting for Film and Television of

1997 - 2001