About Anna

Anna Michielsen is ECA’s General Manager for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific. At ECA Anna’s focus is on optimising client mobility programs and ensuring clients utilise ECA data and software to their best advantage. Prior to joining ECA Anna gained extensive industry experience in the Technology, Finance and FMCG sectors as well as Australian Government agencies in roles encompassing generalist HR and Reward. Her background includes major organisational projects in the areas of reward and recognition, employee engagement and organisational values transformation. Contact Anna via

Travel and remote work: getting your processes right

By |2022-04-12T17:24:32+10:00April 12th, 2022|Assignees, Mobility, Remote Workers|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL As Australia and New Zealand open up to travel, and we take our first overseas flights after a long break it is a good time to consider the significant changes in the business traveller and remote work space. Specialising in Global Mobility I often talk [...]

COVID-19: Can organisations require assignees and business travellers to be vaccinated?

By |2021-03-22T13:26:17+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Assignees, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Wellbeing, Health, Immigration, Mobility, Pandemic|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL Many countries continue to grapple with the impact of Covid-19 on their economies with some reimposing strict restrictions on their residents after caseloads rebounded during the winter period in the northern hemisphere. Nonetheless, the commencement of a vaccination programme in many countries offers us hope [...]

ECA International 2021 Insights

By |2020-11-27T15:37:36+11:00November 26th, 2020|Accommodation, Agile Workforces, Domestic Relocations, industry trends, Mobility, Regional Mobility, Relocation, trends|

GUEST POST BY ANNA MICHIELSEN, GENERAL MANAGER, ECA INTERNATIONAL ECA is seeing companies adapt and change to survive and thrive in 2021 and beyond.  Over 50% of companies plan to continue using virtual assignments post-pandemic 20% of companies have increased or are planning to increase the use of technology in their global mobility (GM) [...]

The Impact Covid-19 Has Had On Global Mobility

By |2020-08-04T12:10:15+10:00August 4th, 2020|Aligning Global Mobility, Assignee Experience, Business Travellers, Cost, Covid-19, Design, Duty of Care, Global Mobility Professional, Global Talent Pipelines, industry trends, Mobility, Pandemic, Policy, Remote Workers, Repatriation, Skills, Strategy, Tax, Travel, Travel Risk Management|

How Covid-19 has affected Global Mobility When the WHO officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on 11 March 2020, few would have predicted the extent to which the world would change, and the speed at which the change would happen. Border closures and travel restrictions had an immediate impact on global mobility (GM) [...]