Previously Managing Director for Energy at Xyntéo, Ann joined Rolls-Royce in August 2013 as Director International and Head of Global Government Relations. She spent the first 20 years of her career working for Shell International, holding various executive positions, latterly running Shell's global internal consultancy B2B team and the European Fleet Fuel Cards business.
As Managing Director in the UK's Small Business Service, Ann managed change across government from the Department for Trade and Industry until 2007. More recently, she was Chief Executive of a biofuel joint venture 50 per cent owned by BP. She serves as Non-Executive Director of the UK government's Foreign & Commonwealth Office Audit and Risk Committee, and is also a Council Member, and the former Chair, of the British Institute of Energy Economics.
She holds an MA in modern languages from Edinburgh University and a post-graduate Diploma in Russian from Strathclyde University.