Emerge Australia is pleased to announce that Anne Wilson has joined the team as our new Chief Executive Officer, having commenced on 15 June, 2021. 

Anne is an experienced Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with a diverse track record of restructuring, repositioning and growing organisations to meet stakeholder needs while attracting investment for financial sustainability and growth.

She has worked across the education, health and varied not-for-profit sectors focussing on capacity building across key areas of advocacy, education, research and service delivery among others.

A graduate of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business NFP Leadership Program Anne’s qualifications span degrees in Human Services and Adolescent Health. In 2008, Anne was the winner of the NFP Network Association CEO of the Year award.

Active on the international stage Anne is currently Director and Secretary/Treasurer of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition with offices in the Netherlands and the UK.

With a passion for stakeholder engagement and working collaboratively to achieve business outcomes, Anne is committed to increasing awareness, investment and improved services and support for those with ME/CFS in Australia.

The Emerge Australia Board was extremely pleased to be able to appoint Anne Wilson as our new CEO. Emerge Australia Board Chair, Mark Clisby stated "We were greatly impressed with Anne’s understanding of the environment within which Emerge Australia operates and the imperatives facing the organisation, together with a strong focus on meeting the needs of people within the ME/CFS community. Anne is a strong and experienced leader and CEO with a demonstrated track record across national and member based NFP organisations in health and chronic disease."

"I look forward to Anne working with us to further advance Emerge Australia’s important work in supporting the ME/CFS community and in growing our philanthropic partnerships, research programs and partnerships, education, community support and advocacy. I am excited by the opportunities that Anne’s input to the organisation will mean for Emerge Australia."