HEAD OF PLAN MANAGEMENT | Canny Plan Management
SUPERPOWER // Giving those a voice who wouldn’t normally be heard!
Anthea is a firm believer that knowledge is power! This is what motivates and makes her a ‘connector’: connecting people to the right information at the right time to enable them to make informed decisions.
The synergy between her inquisitive nature and access to information led Anthea to study and work in the fields of information management and intellectual property. As a champion of lifelong learning, if she doesn’t know something or wants to know more she gets on to find out. Through her previous roles in senior management and executive leadership across local government, education, disability and not-for-profit sectors developing and delivering library and information services including Geelong Regional Library Corporation, The Gordon TAFE, Vision Australia and the Brotherhood of St Laurence, Anthea has exemplary strategic planning, budgeting, information researching, disability inclusion and customer service skills and expertise.
Anthea sees the bigger picture whilst remaining true to the purpose and intent of the client base. She always strives to ensure services are innovative and based on a person-centred approach. Words, language and actions are important to Anthea, and she is committed to putting the person before the disability, starting with the ‘diff ability’ of the person rather than the disability. Believing a service is better when you know your client base and market, she maintains an ‘open door’ policy for our clients and will willingly advocate or be a voice for those who might need it. To this end, she also becomes professionally involved in this sector. Anthea took this to the next level when in the role of Manager Accessible Information Library Services at Vision Australia she because involved at an international level advocating for the ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who Are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled and was instrumental in ensuring Australia was the first to implement the Treaty when it came into force and was a Board Member of the World Intellectual Property Organisation Accessible Books Consortium.
With honoured skills and expertise in managing multi-million dollar government funding and grants, Anthea works with clients to assist them to manage, maximise, use and benefit from their individual NDIS funding.
It is because of her instilled commitment to making a difference, Anthea provides a personal service and says “NDIS participants come to Canny Plan Management and remain clients because of our relationship with them. We get to know our clients as individuals and take an interest in their goals and aspirations so we can deliver the service that best suits them and their needs. We are not just number crunches or the payer of invoices. We are part of their support network. We are a trusted friend.”
On a personal note, Anthea is a keen traveller and considers herself very fortunate to have visited many countries around the world and had the opportunities to soak up their cultures food and backstreets. Ever curious, the librarian in her always ends up checking out the local library, from the Library of Congress in New York to coming across La Bibliothèque Braille Romande et livre parlé (Braille and Audio Book Library) in a side street in Geneva.
Get in touch below to find out why you need Anthea as part of your NDIS Plan Management team!
Areas of Expertise
- Disability Inclusion
- Information Research
- Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship)
- Graduate Certificate of Management
- Graduate Diploma Intellectual Property Law
- Certificate IV Training + Assessment
Memberships + Boards
- Associate of the Australian Library + Information Association