Anne is the CEO of SDI. She specialises in partnering with organisations to design and implement leadership development programmes where learning is real, strategic, aligned and results in significant individual and collective action. She is also a dedicated executive coach to leaders and teams, creating psychologically safe spaces where thinking and behaviour can be holistically explored, challenged and changed. 

Anne holds an MSc in Managing Change and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacture (RSA).   As a thought leader, she is co-editor of the book  ‘Developing Leaders for Real’, is the Editor-in-Chief of a peer-reviewed international journal called ‘Development & Learning in Organizations’  and speaks regularly on the latest trends in leadership development.

She was a founding director, trustee and past chair of the UK registered charity, Centre for Self Managed Learning, a non-executive Director of the Stackpole Centre (as part of the registered Charity ‘Ability’) and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Innovation in Education at Sussex University.

Before her 30 years in consultancy, her career spanned leadership, HR and L&D roles in small, medium, and blue-chip organisations, both in the UK and Europe.