Ann works closely with the Species, Science and Informatics Programmes supporting their project management activities in planning, financial management and contractual administration throughout the project life cycle. She helps with team resource planning; forecasting and outlining milestones within the project management database; manages the project expenditure process; and supports Project Leaders to deliver project outputs on time and in budget.
Prior to joining the Centre, Ann provided administration and project management for a climate change policy research centre in the University of Cambridge, contributing to the development of tools to assess economic impacts of climate change on land use and bioenergy production. She was her department’s Cambridge Conservation Initiative communications focal point and on the University’s environmental sustainability policy review committee. Before that she managed scientific projects for a New Zealand based biotechnology/dairy company and for a biotechnology start-up developing biocatalysts to convert organic waste to biofuels. She has a Biotechnology PhD from Imperial College in engineering thermophiles for ethanol production from lignocellulose.