Anne Buttsworth AM PSM

Chair of the Early Morning Centre

ACTNomineeSenior Australian of the Year2022

Anne Buttsworth is driven by a strong sense of social justice and understands the positive difference that volunteering can make within communities.

As Chair of the Early Morning Centre in Canberra, which provides support to people who are homeless, Anne’s skills as an administrator and analyst have helped expand the centre’s outreach. This has enabled the centre to continue its work, despite the recent challenges of the pandemic. She’s also been a driving force in securing funds, helping the centre extend the range of services it offers to the homeless community.

In addition, Anne has been an active contributor to the success of the Australian Women’s Archives Project. She’s played a major role in documenting the lives of Australian women, past and present, and making this information available to a broad audience.

Through her inspiring leadership and contagious enthusiasm, Anne has built teams to achieve impressive goals that strengthen the community around her. She also excels in her mentorship of young female leaders.