Anne has over 20 years of experience in building global organizations that deliver transformative change. She was born in the United States and is based in South Africa, where she’s lived for over 20 years. She recently worked as Director Public Engagement, Humanitarian and Asia Region for Action Aid International (AAI), where she also served as Resource Mobilization and Innovation Director and Acting Secretary General.
Throughout her career, Anne has put the agency and practical needs of rightsholders first in designing strategies for change. This approach is rooted in her years as a community organizer and land rights activist in South Africa. She has worked with social movements, women’s organizations, hacktivists and other grassroots forces across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.