Ann is a regionally renowned urban beekeeper based on the Sunshine Coast. Ann’s company, Hive Haven, specialises in producing award-winning products from both Australian stingless bees and European honeybees. Ann attributes much of Hive Haven’s success to the support and encouragement received from the FAN community and has been an active supporter of FAN since its inception.
Ann has been recognised in the ‘Top 50 Australian Business Leaders of 2018’ by the Australian Small Business Magazine and the company has won several awards including a Queensland Regional Award for ‘Innovative Agriculture’. Ann has a passion for agricultural innovation and smart farming technology.
Ann’s vision is to support FAN members to produce high value quality products with real export potential. Ann is also a member of the AgriFutures Emerging Industry Advisory Panel and Treasurer of the recently formed Australian Native Bee Association.
Ann is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting).