Anne Tesch is Executive Director Australasia of WEConnect International, a global corporate-led, non-profit organisation that supports and promotes supplier diversity.
The organisation assists women-owned businesses, outside of the USA, succeed in corporate supply chains so they may contribute to building economic growth and sustainable prosperity within their communities.
Anne is responsible for engaging local participation of global corporate members such as IBM, Accenture, Pfizer, HP, Goldman Sachs and EY while also garnering local corporate membership. She also seeks to certify women owned businesses so they may succeed in the global supply chain through the gender diversity commitment with these global and local corporations.
In her spare time, she runs Tesch Communications. For more than 15 years, her company has designed and successfully delivered strategic communications solutions across a diverse range of industries comprising well known national and international brands such as Miele, Zespri International, Pirelli, Fosters (now part of SAB Miller) and Ocean Spray.
She has also actively sought to empower women. A career highlight was her establishment of an innovative training school catering initially to female students making the transition from school to work and later those requiring new skills to re-enter the workforce.
Company: WEConnect International
Job Title: Executive Director for Australasia
Location: Melbourne, Australia