Anne obtained her law and economics degrees from Macquarie University in Sydney. In her last year of studies Anne spent a year as an exchange student at the University of Nebraska in the U.S.A.
Upon graduating, Anne worked as a solicitor at the Sydney law firm Freehill Hollingdale and Page; she was appointed Associate to his Honour Judge Graham of the District Court of New South Wales.
She then worked for the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department at the Australian Government Solicitors office as a senior legal officer.
Anne and her husband then moved to Nambucca Heads where she worked at MBT Lawyers in Coffs Harbour until had her first child.
In September 1991 she opened the office “Anne Gillin Solicitor” which has evolved into Nambucca Valley Legal.
Anne is married with two children. She enjoys long distance running, playing the guitar and reading.