Ann Schoefer Deputy Director Partnership and Engagement, UTS
Ann is a Partnerships and External Relations Executive focused on building Australia’s Innovation and Entrepreneurial communities.
In her current role as Deputy Director Partnership and Engagement with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Ann champions entrepreneurial education and empowers students to take on and create the jobs of the future. Her work focuses on partnering with external organisations to generate greater innovation outcomes for both brands. UTS collaborates with industry, government and community partners to tackle challenges, explore possibilities and achieve sustainable solutions.
She has led marketing and communication strategy for world leading brands including Loreal, Macquarie University, ESCP Europe Business School and the Robert Bosch Foundation. Originally from Germany, Ann is multi-lingual and prior to making Sydney home, she worked in Europe, Latin America and Africa.
Ann is passionate about encouraging and supporting adventurous careers and helping others to live their passion. Navigating several continents and countries across various Partnerships, Business Development and Marketing positions across the Higher Education and FMCG sector, she has expertise working across diverse, intercultural and cross-functional stakeholders. Ann believes that diverse teams with transdisciplinary skill sets unleash creativity and new ideas.