Ann is a graduate of NUI Galway and of Liverpool John Moore’s University and has a BA (Hons), a Masters in Rural Development and a Masters in Business Administration. Her career to date spans a range of sectors and settings including local, community, education and enterprise development. Ann has worked in community development for five years, in the public sector as Chief Executive Officer of an Enterprise Board for six years and as a Managing Director in the private sector for eight years. More recently Ann has been working in the local development sector delivering social inclusion programmes targeting those that are most disadvantaged in our community.

Ann has well-developed skills and competencies in leadership, strategic thinking, organisational development, accessing funding, not for profit governance and operations management. Ann joined the team of Safe Ireland in December 2015.