A qualified solicitor, Ann has over 30 years’ experience of legal and policy advice, and consulting work, in the field of employee ownership. She advised on employee ownership schemes in a wide variety or public and private companies, setting up the first ESOP in the UK, in Roadchef Limited.
Ann implemented employee trusts on privatisation of the bus, air, electricity and coal industries. She was also a founder member of Capital Strategies Limited and a Trustee of the Baxi Partnership Trust for 10 years to 2010.
From 2001 – 2013, Ann acted as Executive Director and Company Secretary of the Employee Ownership Association, during its transition from a small lobbying group to successful membership organisation. She advised Grant Thornton on their ‘Shared Enterprise’ scheme, and until recently was employee ownership consultant with Lewis Silkin LLP.
Ann is currently an associate of Mutuo, a trustee of Voice at CASA and Chair of Employee Ownership Insight, a new thinktank for the employee-owned sector.