Anne worked for the UK Government for 30 years, focusing on regulation (insurance, telecommunications, competition and aviation) and EU policy/negotiations. She had 2 postings to the UK Representation in Brussels, culminating in 5 years as the UK’s Deputy Permanent Representative from 2003-2008, a period which included the last UK Council Presidency in 2005. As Deputy Permanent Representative she had extensive hands-on EU negotiating experience on subjects including Competitiveness, Environment, Transport, Telecommunications, Research, Energy, Social/Employment, Education, Health, Agriculture/food and Fish.

Since leaving Brussels, Anne worked first in aviation – for NATS, the UK’s air navigation service provider. She then spent 4 ½ years at the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority as a Board member and as Chair of the CMA group of independent experts who are decision-takers on UK mergers and market investigations.

Anne works regularly for CPDS as a coach on international and EU negotiations, seeking to use her negotiating experience to help those now handling negotiations.

She is currently a non-executive director at the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority and also at the Horseracing Betting Levy Board.  Previously she was a non-executive Director at the University of Portsmouth and also the Woodland Trust (a UK national charity). She is also involved in protecting and promoting her local green space in SW London.

In her spare time Anne can be found on the tennis court, visiting art galleries and watching horse racing (she has very small shares in a dozen racehorses, not all of which are very fast).


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