The Ruby Princess cruise ship. (Image: AAP/Dean Lewins)

Where is Ann Sherry?

She's one of Australia's best-connected business figures and an adept media performer, especially in times of crisis. According to the website of Carnival Australia, owner of the Ruby Princess cruise ship, she is chairman of the company. Her Twitter feed says so too.

Her last tweet was on March 8 at the Women's T20 World Cup. That also happens to be the day the Ruby Princess departed Sydney for New Zealand, setting in train events which have led to the death of a 77-year-old woman from COVID-19 and caused a leap in the number of infections around Australia.