Before joining the BBC, Anne was Chief Operating Officer, Channel 4, following a period as interim Chief Executive. She joined Channel 4 as Group Finance Director in June 2005.
From 2002 to 2005, Anne was Director of Finance & Business Affairs at the Royal Opera House. In her time there she served as chair of Ofcom's Audit Committee.
Prior to working at the Royal Opera House, Anne was Finance Director at Carlton Productions.
Anne worked at the BBC from 1993 to 1999, initially as Head of Internal Audit and from 1996 onwards as Finance Director for BBC Regional Broadcasting and then BBC Production.
Anne qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG and spent 12 years in practice including a secondment to The London Docklands Development Corporation.
She is currently a Trustee of Motor Neurone Disease Association and a Trustee of the Teacher Awards Trust.
Anne graduated from University College London where she was a lay member of Council and Honorary Treasurer until July 2012. She was also a Non-Executive member of the Ministry of Justice Corporate Management Board and Chair of the Corporate Audit Committee from 2008 to 2011.