Annabelle West holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New England (Armidale), with a double major in English Literature and French. She went on to complete a Diploma of Education (Primary). Annabelle has taught French at a leading private co-educational school in the Southern Highlands, and is currently a primary classroom teacher in the public education system. In the past she has also specialised in teaching music and visual art in the schools she has worked at.
Annabelle was born in Mackay (Central Queensland, Australia), spending her childhood in Nigeria and Thailand before returning to Australia to attend school and university in Brisbane and Armidale.
Annabelle, whose brothers James and Stirling West and cousins Εmma and Fiona CuΙΙen-Ward are founding members of the WTM, is a long-time supporter of this project, spending 15 years after graduating from university helping the WTM in building its filming and archival systems.
A talented musician and actress, Annabelle is part of a local acapella group and theatre group. She also loves bushwalking with her dogs, and has enjoyed travelling over the years, spending school holidays in places such as Western Europe, Scotland, Canada, Thailand, Vietnam, New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu.
“I remember at the age of 17 just being so excited to have come across Jeremy’s work. I felt like one of the luckiest people in the world to be involved with something so profound and so powerful, and something that was going to truly make the difference.”