Anne was the second woman to become Chair in the history of BAFTA in 2014, having been closely involved with the organisation for six years as a member of the Television Committee, Chair of the Learning & Events Committee and member of the Board of Trustees. She is now Deputy Chair.
Educated in Belfast and Churchill College, Cambridge, Anne’s background is principally in television production starting as a producer/director and rising to become Controller, Documentaries and Contemporary Factual at the BBC responsible for 1,000 staff and over £100m in programme budgets. In 2009, Anne was appointed Director of the BBC Academy, overseeing the largest broadcast training organisation in the UK and delivering over 57,000 days of training each year to BBC staff and the wider broadcasting industry. She has driven the creation and delivery of all BBC training in journalism, production, leadership and technology.