Group People and Culture Officer
Annie started her career in 1980 at British Petroleum in Branding and Communications. This was followed by reputational risk, branding and corporate communications roles from 1984-1992 including Head of the London Stock Exchange Press Office; press officer in the Prime Minister's Press Office (The Rt Hon. Margaret Thatcher) and the Ministry of Defence. Annie then lived in India for a number of years with her own consulting business and returned to London where she joined Goldman Sachs London to head up Brand and Internal Communications for EMEA. In 2004 she moved to Goldman Sachs in New York to work for the then Chair and CEO Hank Paulson, creating the first Chairman's Forum, a culture enhancing leadership and reputational judgment programme for Partners and Managing Directors.
In 2006 Annie joined GAM the investment management firm as Global Head of Branding and Employee Engagement before creating her own consulting business Alpha Performance Consultants. She continued to work for GAM while becoming an advisor to the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games on how to create and implement a corporate culture from in effect a startup of 130 people to a mature organisation within four years.
Annie became Global Head of Client Marketing at UBS Investment Bank in 2011, taking on the additional role of Global Head of Culture in 2015. She was on the Board of the Optimus Foundation for the UK and Chair of the Board of Governors for the UBS founded Bridge Academy.
In May 2021, Annie is appointed Group People & Culture Officer.