We would like to use cookies to ensure we give you the best experience on our website. If you consent to us using cookies, please click on the tick.

I enjoyed a successful full time career at the most senior levels across the public, private and charity sectors – and I now use this experience to help individuals and organisations understand themselves and each other better and to improve the way they communicate and work with each other.

Whatever your reason for visiting my website, I hope it gives you an insight into who I am and what motivates and interests me - and if anything excites your curiosity and you think I can help you, please get in touch.

What I do

Testimonials

"Ann is a person of formidable energy, equipped with a lively intellect and considerable diplomatic skills, as well as drive and tenacity."
Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall Former Executive Director, National Theatre

​News / Blog

Christmas Newsletter 2023
As with gladness, we grow older - with gratitude and grace Christmas update from Ann and Maggie…

24 December 2023

‘honouring history: encouraging evolution’ reflections…
Is there a case to be made for th ancient ‘ceremonial’ office of High Sheriff, in the gift of…

28 August 2023

Maggie Cook's tribute to Dame Ann
On 2 June 2022, a few special friends gathered in our garden, in the early summer sunshine, and…

31 December 2022

Christmas Greetings 2022
Happy Christmas - and tales of 2022 - damehood, death, and delight!

24 December 2022

Mystical Experience or Medical Emergency? Cold Water Sea…
Part 5 ‘Hard to define what constitutes ‘mystical’ – perception refreshed giving a greater…

05 May 2021

Mystical Experience or Medical Emergency? Cold Water Sea…
Part 4 Transient Global Amnesia

05 May 2021

Mystical Experience or Medical Emergency? Cold Water Sea…
Part 3 Oblivious to the consequences that were to befall me, I marvelled in the moment, in the…

05 May 2021

Mystical Experience or Medical Emergency? Cold Water Sea…
Part 2 One such occasion was the early morning of Sunday 2 May 2021- when I had woken early to catch…

05 May 2021