Engaging Intelligence

Anna Whitlam People is an executive search and management consulting firm with global reach in corporate affairs, communications and investor relations. 

The Anna Whitlam Manifesto

Engaging Intelligence 

I am in the reputation business. My reputation is based on helping businesses and organisations shape theirs, with executive search and management consulting services.

I advise clients on the right structures to get the best from their corporate affairs, communications and investor relations functions, and I identify the best people to lead them. So in helping businesses and organisations, I also support talented individuals to build their careers.

I have been doing all that for more than two decades. The culture of my company, Anna Whitlam People, and the way we work are based on my experience of what delivers the best results for both our clients and candidates.

Here’s what makes us successful in a competitive market:

  • Our global knowledge of corporate affairs, communications and investor relations.
  • The time we invest in really listening to our clients and learning about their organisations and their markets and stakeholders.
  • The time we invest in developing relationships with talent, both established and emerging.
  • Our experience in building on 'best practice' to create 'best fit' team structures.

The results can be seen in the quality of the conversations we have with clients and candidates and the advice we offer.

That’s our promise: engaged, intelligent advice.


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Intelligent, engaged, experienced

Anna Whitlam heads a team of people who collectively have decades of experience in corporate affairs, communication and investor relations, as well as executive search and management consulting.


Meet our team

Wisdom and Wit

What's happening globally in corporate affairs, communications and investor relations? The Anna Whitlam team share their insights.

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August 2018

The ‘new’ corporate affairs leader

In engaging with candidates and clients, which is a part of the job I really enjoy, the discussions often turn to the corporate affairs function, and the most sought-after qualities in corporate affairs leaders. 

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July 2018

Jean Tan joins Anna Whitlam People as Managing Partner, Asia

Anna Whitlam People (AWP), a leading executive search and management consulting firm specialising in the disciplines of corporate affairs, communications, investor relations and marketing, announces today the launch of its regional headquarters in Singapore and the appointment of Jean Tan as Managing Partner, AWP Asia.

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June 2018

Global v Local

As a frequent visitor to Asia, the UK and the US, it occurred to me recently how differently we, in Australia, treat the discipline of corporate affairs and the corporate affairs function.

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February 2018

How building empathy for the miners stopped the super profits tax

Former Minerals Council of Australia CEO Mitch Hooke, architect of the 2010 mining tax campaign, identifies empathy, credibility and integrity as the essential ingredients to the campaign’s ultimate success. In considering the relevance of empathy to the success of the campaign, we are given pause to ask, how exactly does one invite the voters of say Western Sydney, SE Queensland and suburban Melbourne to “understand and share the feelings” of an industry dominated by West Australian billionaires and multinational mining companies?

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