A strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in business, in 2008 Ann founded Women 4 Technology, a business networking forum for 1,500 international entrepreneurs, investors and leaders now in Cambridge, London and Manchester.
She has helped build leadership teams for entrepreneurial businesses across the UK, working in Cambridge, London, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle and Middlesbrough. Early in her career she founded a recruitment business which she built to a successful exit and worked as Head of Finance for an early stage software company, having trained with a top 10 Manchester accountancy firm. Ann was more recently nominated as one of the top 25 most influential business people in the Cambridge technology cluster, and she coordinates ‘Silicon Valley Comes to the UK’, a series of events for entrepreneurs, investors and business leaders. She is a mentor on the Barclays Accelerator powered by Techstars and a business special interest group champion for Cambridge Wireless.