Annie’s training ground was firmly in hospitality management after gaining a Bachelor of Science Degree with a Major in Hospitality Management in 1989; she enjoyed many adventures around Australia gaining expertise in resorts, 5 star hotels and restaurants.
In 1992 Annie was offered the role of launching the now famous Sydney Seafood School at the Fish Market to the general public. In 1996 Annie was recognised for her outstanding services to food education and inducted into the Foodies Hall Of Fame by (the) Sydney Magazine.
Annie subsequently went on to establish her own food & wine marketing communications consultancy in 1998, in addition she has been a food educator and a Gourmet Safaris’ tour leader to Vietnam.
Annie values the experience she gained whilst serving on the NSW Art Gallery Young Friends Committee, the Food Media Club and the NSW Wine Press Club. She has also worked on many projects to raise funds for a variety of art and community projects.
In 2010 Annie undertook the restoration of a landmark building, the former “Star Hotel in Sydney’s Redfern, where she now lives and also runs short stay studio accommodation. In addition she manages other residential real estate in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.
Annie has been fortunate to have lived and worked in England and the Middle East as well as in many places within Australia. She has travelled to over 50 countries world-wide with her focus being to absorb the local culture and architecture and of course to learn about the food and wine of the region.
Annie lives in Sydney with lawyer and writer Peter Murphy and their daughter Annabel. The family now all enjoy escaping to explore new places at the slightest opportunity.