Anne Johnston

Director, Marketing & Fundraising


Anne joined Children’s Cancer Institute in October 2012, initially to head the fundraising team, bringing with her extensive experience across the commercial and for-purpose sectorsWorking with the Head of Marketing and Head of Engagement, she is now responsible for the development, implementation, and success of the marketing and fundraising strategy to support the Institute’s considerable growth trajectory.

In addition to leading marketing and fundraising, Anne is responsible for the Zero Childhood Cancer capacity campaign, and contributes to the communications, planning and capital campaign for the new Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre.

Prior to joining the Institute, Anne headed up fundraising and marketing at the Starlight Children's Foundation for six years. Here, she was part of the executive team who successfully turned around fundraising performance following the global financial crisis, becoming the first charity to earn the AON Hewitt's Best Employer Award. Previously, she had extensive experience in the commercial sector, working in various General Manager and Marketing Director roles for several fashion and textile brands in Australia and the UK.

With experience across the spectrum of commercial management, marketing, brand and product development, partnerships and sales, Anne has held executive roles with responsibility for team leadership for over 25 years.

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