Having graduated with a BSc Honours in Science Anne undertook a full time post graduate Diploma in Personnel Management gaining professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CiPD).
Anne then pursued a career in human resources working initially for the NHS as a Medical Staffing Officer and subsequently rising through a number of positions to Personnel Manager leading a team of professionals providing a comprehensive HR service to over 1,500 staff.
In 1992, Anne became East Kent College’s first Personnel Manager, in preparation for the incorporation of FE colleges, when they would become independent of local county councils. Over the next two years Anne headed up Human Resources at the college during a period of turbulence for the Further Education sector with significant changes to long established working practices for staff. Anne went on to extend her remit to include staff training and development, quality improvement and assurance, health and safety and became Clerk to Corporation in 1998.
Anne also pursued professional recognition for her experience and expertise becoming a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development in 2000.With a passion for further education, Anne took on a wider brief and became the Director of Corporate Services covering Student Services, Learning Support, Students with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities and Marketing as well as HR, Quality Assurance and Training and Development.
In 1998, Anne became Deputy Principal. Her primary responsibilities include assessing and supporting the effectiveness of the three college campuses, to ensure the improvement of the Folkestone and Dover campuses, with a vibrant and successful provision for students and stakeholders. Anne also has responsibility for capital programmes, the IT network systems, HR and the pre-16 provision including the Technical School and the Nursery.
Anne lives near Canterbury and supports the Thanet community with a passion. She is on the board of the Millmead Children’s Centre in Margate, and is a trustee of the Margate Football Club Academy. She is also a designated board member for a new community hub at
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