Anne graduated from Oxford University with a degree in Modern History in 1987 and embarked on a career in financial PR in the City of London with Shandwick. There she worked on a team specialising in take-over bids and worked for ConsGold against Minorco and Suchard against Rowntree. Other financial/corporate clients included Trafalgar House, Sears, Abbott Mead Vickers, Siebe, Dixons, Coats Viyella and UEI.
In 1991 Anne was able to re-kindle her love of history when she became Head of Interpretation and Education for Historic Royal Palaces. She was responsible for eight years for developing and implementing interpretation and education strategies for Hampton Court Palace, HM Tower of London, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House Whitehall and Kew Palace – collectively attracting over 4.5million visitors a year.
Twelve years ago Anne decided to set up her own consultancy, offering her experience of devising and running interpretation and education programmes at some of the most visited sites in the country to a wide range of clients. She is experienced in creating interpretation strategies (including those that form part of HLF application packages) and in project managing the implementation of interpretation projects at sensitive historical sites.
She is currently Interpretation Consultant to Stowe House, and has advised St Paul’s Cathedral on interpretation for the last four years.
Anne has extensive experience of working at and interpreting listed buildings and of working with curators and designers to project manage the creation of new exhibitions and experiences. She is also very experienced in writing guidebooks, multi-media guides and exhibition texts. Anne has won Interpret Britain awards for her work for the Archbishop of Canterbury opening Lambeth Palace to the public for the first time, for developing a new orientation system for the Tower of London and for introducing costumed interpreters to Hampton Court Palace. In 2012 Anne was elected onto the ICOMOS Cultural Tourism Committee.
One of Anne’s more recent and most high profile projects has been Oculus, a new immersive, high definition film experience in the crypt at St Paul’s Cathedral showing four specially commissioned films which tell the history of the churches on the site and the story of the cathedral today. The project won a Design Week Award in 2011.
Member of the Association for Heritage Interpretation
Committee member, ICOMOS UK cultural committee
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