Anne is a specialist in policy and business development and has extensive experience of innovation in the not-for-profit sector.

At Action for Elders, she leads on new project development benefiting older people in communities and care homes. Anne was formerly Director of Business & Innovation at the Good Things Foundation, a charity which has helped millions of people to improve their lives through digital technology. She has advised charities in both the criminal justice and mental health sectors. 

Anne is a founder member of the Helena Kennedy Foundation, an educational charity which supports disadvantaged students to progress to higher education, and a Trustee of the Lorna Young Foundation, which supports ethical entrepreneurship.

A former semi-professional musician, Anne lives in Cambridge with her family. In a former life, she played the violin and spent her youth busking on the streets of Cambridge as part of what may loosely be termed a 'folk and rock duo', with varying success. On one memorable occasion, after performing what Anne thought was a particularly moving rendition of the Led Zeppelin classic 'Stairway to Heaven', a group of market traders clubbed together to pay them a large sum if they agreed to move on and never return to the area.