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Annabel Brebner


Annabel’s career spans a broad range of sectors, providing strategic advice to government and industry in areas including mental health, health, aged care, disability, justice, education and financial services.

About Annabel

She has strong expertise in strategy development, governance and complex program evaluation and has specific interest in measuring the social outcomes of public policy initiatives.

Annabel specialises in projects requiring understanding of intersecting social policy objectives, and expertise in corporate governance, workforce development, and performance measurement, monitoring and reporting.

She is experienced in conducting stakeholder consultations involving complex issues that require sensitivity, either due to the subject matter at hand, or the stakeholders with whom she is consulting.

Significant work undertaken by Annabel includes:

  • reviewing and developing workforce strategies and initiatives for Commonwealth and State governments
  • evaluating workforce capability building initiatives for the Victorian Government
  • providing governance advice to not-for-profit organisations, local and Commonwealth governments
  • providing market analysis and advice on health and aged care service delivery across a range of geographies
  • reviewing National Partnership Agreements for the Commonwealth Government
  • developing evaluation frameworks and evaluating complex social policy programs for Commonwealth and State governments
  • conducting legislative reviews for State governments
  • conducting reputational reviews for not-for-profit organisations and State governments.

Education & Qualifications

Annabel was educated at the University of Adelaide and Monash University (Clayton). She holds a Master of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Economics, a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has completed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence Course (Centre for Cultural Competence Australia).

Annabel’s career prior to joining ACIL Allen includes her role as Associate Dean (Academic) at the University of Adelaide’s Graduate School of Business and as Director, Performance Audit at the Victorian Auditor General’s Office. She was appointed to the Melbourne Cricket Club Committee in March 2019 and is a director of the MCC Foundation.