Head of Fundraising & Marketing
Anne Johnston joined Children’s Cancer Institute in October 2012 as Head of Fundraising, with extensive experience across the commercial and Not For Profit (NFP) sector. She is responsible for all fundraising income streams and is driving a strategy to grow these significantly over the next three years to fund vital research that will achieve the Institute’s vision of curing childhood cancer in the foreseeable future. Previously Anne was at the Starlight Children's Foundation Australia where she had headed Fundraising and Marketing for six years. At Starlight she was part of the executive team who turned around the fundraising performance following the GFC and it was the first charity to be awarded AON Hewitt's Best Employer Award in 2012. Prior to joining the NFP sector Anne was General Manager for Oroton Handbags and Actil bed linen in Australia heading up all aspects of these businesses from product design and supply to marketing and sales. In the UK Anne was Marketing Director for a major textile company for 12 years, with considerable experience across textiles and fashion retail which commenced as a graduate in Harrods department store.