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South Pacific Finance Director
La Fontaine is the South Pacific Finance Director for Hewlett Packard. This encompasses being responsible for the Finance team, providing oversight for the Admin teams within the sub region, and being the steward of HP Australia & New Zealand’s assets.
Anne was previously Financial Planning and Reporting Director – Asia Pacific for 5 years, and had oversight on compliance and reporting aspects for 14 Asian countries stretching from India to Japan. This included the areas of Revenue Accounting, Enterprise wide projects, Sarbanes Oxley and Planning and Reporting for Global Functions.
Anne graduated in Accounting from RMIT and after a short stint with Shell Oil, joined Hewlett Packard. Her experience includes Financial Analyst roles, Management roles including Payroll Manager, Project Manager, Accounting Transaction Manager, and Senior management roles including Asia Pacific Controller for HP Leasing, and Director and Company Secretary for HP entities within South Pacific.
In each of these areas, she has been actively involved in helping the business grow, and achieving efficiencies via streamlining processes in the Finance organization. This includes setting up of a shared services model, standardizing reporting processes and facilitating automation of processes.
She has also been involved in mentoring women in the workplace and promoting gender diversity through the region.
As a FCPA, Anne has been one of the professionals highlighted in the CPA TV and Media “Heroes Campaign”.