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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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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September 2017

Marriage Equality – the communications contest

Australia’s national debate on marriage equality is heating up with ABS survey materials hitting our mailboxes throughout the month of September. At this point in the campaign it’s worth pausing and taking a look at the tactics, strategy and terrain of the combatants to see what they can tell us about communications in the modern Australia.

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August 2017

Fake News, Reputation and the NEW Corporate Communications Battle Ground!

As the fall-out from the last US election continues to plague the White House, the term “fake news” has now well and truly entered the global lexicon. And far from politics being its sole province, my recent trip to the US reinforced the significance of this phenomenon in the world of professional corporate communications.

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