Anne Winckel is a farmer’s daughter from South Australia who studied Arts because she loved literature and history; Law because her teachers said that she talked too much; and a Diploma in Education because she always wanted to be a school teacher. Later Anne decided that growing old in a high school was not an option, and she became a university lecturer. Anne moved to Melbourne to complete her Masters in Constitutional Law, and to marry her lovely husband John. Throughout her academic career, Anne was involved in the Republic Debate where she assisted in organising two Women’s Constitutional Conventions.
Anne assumed she would remain in the education sector or finally practise as a lawyer, when she accidentally got a job as a legal recruitment consultant. Then after nine years in recruitment, Anne unexpectedly launched her own legal and executive search firm in Melbourne – Delta Partners.
Anne was previously on the Board of Australian Women Lawyers, and she is currently a member of Victorian Women Lawyers (where she was on the Executive Committee for many years), the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, and the Law Institute of Victoria.
Anne’s two main vocations – education and recruitment – have given Anne 25 years of observing the way we make career plans and then sometimes ignore, or merely survive those plans. Anne has been the inaugural Convenor of two groups for business and professional women – Beyond the Glass Ceiling in Adelaide, and the Soul Food Breakfast Club in Melbourne – groups aimed at encouraging Business and Professional Women personally, spiritually and professionally.
Anne is also a participant in the training program being run by a beautiful little white dog called Billy.
BA LLB DipEd (Adelaide University) 1986
LLM (University of Melbourne) 2001
Admitted to legal practice in 1997