Anne is a regeneration expert with 30 years of experience in senior leadership roles. She has worked mainly in the public sector and was until recently employed by Hackney Council where she was Head of Regeneration (Woodberry Down).
She was responsible for one of the largest housing regeneration projects in Europe . She was previously a Design Council BEE and was one of the original cohort of enablers when CABE was first set up. She has extensive experience of housing regeneration having worked on a number of large regeneration projects.
She is an experienced client and has an excellent track record in commissioning design teams. She is passionate about delivering well-designed places which meet the needs of local people. She has particular expertise in partnership working and community engagement.
Almost all the schemes she has worked on have won multiple awards. One of the earliest projects she was involved in was Peckham Library, which was the winner of the first Stirling prize. She believes in a people-centred approach to design which is important for all communities and especially those who are disadvantaged.
She enjoys working with communities and has learnt that really listening to what people say is critical to delivering good design.