Anita graduated from Sydney University as an architect and went on to a successful career working on a number of major commercial and residential projects. She joined the architectural practice which completed the Sydney Opera House and worked on that major project for five years.
After its completion she continued working as an architect in private practice. She was also a volunteer with the charity group Quest for Life with Petrea King for many years. Her leisure interests include the piano, attending concerts, photography and creating books, theatre and movies, travel and walking, and enjoying life with together with her husband, her children and grandchildren.