Annabel has more than 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and, for over 15 years, she has held a number of leadership positions at Laing O’Rourke Australia. She joined the Australian Executive in June 2018, Laing O’Rourke’s first female Australian executive.

Annabel currently leads the Legal, Risk and Company Secretarial functions in Australia and responsible for project delivery of various rail projects in Victoria.

Annabel was elected as the first female President of the Australian Constructors Association in November 2022 after being appointed as the first female Vice President in December 2019 and joining the ACA  Board in 2019. She has also been on the Executive of the Construction Industry Leadership Forum (CILF), a collaboration with the NSW and Victorian Governments, since 2018.

In October 2022, Annabel became a Director of the NSW Skills Board, providing independent advice to the NSW government on how best to meet the skills and training needs of NSW individuals, industry, regions, and the economy.

Joining Laing O’Rourke in 2007 as Corporate Counsel, Annabel was the second lawyer to join the in-house Legal team, playing a leading role in developing the organisation’s internal Legal capability.

Annabel completed her MBA at the AGSM in 2011, at the same time as stepping into a broader leadership role as General Manager of Laing O’Rourke’s Human Capital and Legal teams and Company Secretary.

She also holds external Directorship roles in the not-for-profit sector.