Anna Booth

Board Director, Expert Facilitator & Mediator

Anna Booth's resume reflects an impressive track record of achievement. She is a specialist in workplace relations, highly skilled in training and managing workplace change for positive outcomes. She is also an accredited mediator and an expert when it comes to facilitating collective decision-making and consensus-building in work environments where the stakes are high or complex.

Anna excels in helping corporate groups grappling with how to engage their workforce in the competitive dynamics of their market but struggling to gain traction; or a group of company directors who want to have a round table to improve their corporate governance contribution; or a group of female middle managers who want to know how to balance their personal and family demands with work

Anna is the Executive Director of the Sydney based firm, CoSolve, a niche firm that specialises in dispute prevention and resolution. Anna is also a non-executive director of Industry Super Holdings Pty Ltd and its subsidiaries, Members Equity Bank and Industry Funds Management. She is the non-executive chair of the publicly listed law firm Slater & Gordon.

More about Anna Booth:

In 1987 Anna was the first woman to become National Secretary of the Clothing and Allied Trades Union of Australia and, upon amalgamation, the Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia. She has been a vice president of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and a member of the boards of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, NRMA and Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG).

Anna has spent her entire career in and around workplaces from the shop floor to the boardroom. She is passionate about the development of people and organisations, particularly the development of what she calls the 'competencies and architecture of co-operation'.

As a trainer and facilitator, Anna Booth is highly regarded across all industry groups for her ability to help stakeholders engage productively and work with one another to take on challenges and resolve disputes.

As a company director she takes a particular interest in boardroom dynamics and the contribution of the value-adding board to corporate performance.

Anna Booth subscribes to the mantra 'the personal is political' and as a mother of a child with an intellectual disability she has built upon the care of her own child to promote employment opportunities and improved support for people with disabilities. She is a qualified Leader of Youth for Girl Guides NSW where she promotes the integration of girls with disabilities into Girl Guide units in NSW.

Anna Booth talks about:

  • Workplace Communication: Facilitating mutual gains for employees and the company
  • Corporate governance: The dynamic value-adding board
  • Disability: The reward for the integration effort