Annika Freyer is the inaugural CEO of the Champions of Change Coalition.
Annika has led the development of a replicable and scalable model that has enabled the Champions of Change Coalition to grow from its Australia based Founding group to the internationally recognised social change coalition of more than 230 CEO-level leaders. Together, they are focused on achieving gender equality, advancing more and diverse women into leadership and creating the conditions and cultures that enable all employees to thrive.
The Champions of Change Coalition now includes local and global groups operating across every major sector, with a strong focus on innovative and disruptive actions to shift systems of inequality – many of which are now considered global standards for organisations aspiring to be employers of choice.
Prior to commencing as CEO of Male Champions of Change, Annika spent 15 years working in both the public and private sectors. She has worked for the US government, the United Nations Development Programme and multiple international NGOs focusing on public policy.
She has designed programs for Chief Executive Women, Australia’s pre-eminent organisation representing its most senior women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors, and contributed to the Australian Human Rights Commission’s National Review on discrimination during pregnancy and return to work.
Prior to this, Annika worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company.