Anna joined the Board in April 2023 and is an independent member of the Board.
Anna has 20+ years of legal experience across the public, private and charitable landscape. She spent approximately 10 years working at law firms in Sydney, New York and London. Highlights include structuring life science projects out of Silicon Valley, negotiating cutting edge synthetic securitisations and advising the board of Conrad Black’s former company as they rebuilt after scandal. Anna moved in-house in 2010 and, in 2016, pivoted towards mission driven work on innovation, sustainability and education. As General Counsel of EIT Climate-KIC, Europe’s leading public/private sustainability initiative for innovation, research and education, she built the legal and procurement functions from scratch and, in 2021, Anna and her team were shortlisted by the Financial Times Europe for In-house Legal Team of the Year (ESG Category). In late 2021, seeking a new challenge, Anna joined Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK, and leads a legal department and team focussed on innovation and commercialisation.
Anna has a Master of Laws from Yale Law School (USA) and Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales (Australia). She is a qualified lawyer in four jurisdictions: England and Wales (UK), New York (USA), Ireland (EU) and New South Wales (Australia), and is published in the field of corporate governance and public/private innovation. Anna is a trustee, governor and volunteer for a number of different charities/organisations in the sustainability and education sectors. She is also an Alumni Interviewer for prospective candidates to Yale University and, in a prior life, was a radio presenter for human rights legal despatches.