Anne is a Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Remuneration Committees at Shire plc, Tate and Lyle and EXL Inc . She is also a Non-Executive Director on the Court of the University of Aberdeen and is Vice Chair of the University of Aberdeen Development Trust.
Anne was formerly Group HRD at Centrica plc from 2002 until 2011 and sat on the Centrica Executive Committee until she retired in July 2011. Following her law degree and post graduate diploma she qualified as a lawyer and joined Shell where she worked in a number of senior commercial roles. In 1993 she became the Deputy Director General of the EEF and in 1998 joined Smiths Group plc as Group HRD. She has previously served as a Non- Executive director on the Boards of Northumbrian Water Plc and SITA UK.
She is a Fellow of the CIPD, FIM and FRSA. She was awarded an OBE for services to the Engineering Industry in 2000 and appointed a Fellow of the London City and Guilds Imperial College in 2008. She is a personal sponsor of the OM Foundation School in Delhi which she supported the building of when she was at Centrica .She sponsors two annual student scholarships at the University of Aberdeen for an undergraduate and post graduate student. She acts as a mentor to several women who are aspiring board directors. Her interests include opera, travelling and good food and wine.