Anne has spent all her career in the food industry, working in diverse roles across market research, consultancy, training, coalition building, and program management.

She’s spent a large part of her career at IGD, a not-for-profit organization which works in partnership with UK food and consumer goods businesses to drive positive change. This has enabled her to gain a deep understanding of how the food system operates and the challenges it faces.

At WRI, Anne leads a team of researchers, communication and engagement experts who work with a wide range food providers and food sector stakeholders to embed a “target, measure, act” approach to reduce food loss and waste and to shift diets towards lower carbon and healthier food. This includes initiatives such as the Champions 12.3 Coalition to halve food waste by 2030, and Coolfood, a movement for delicious climate action in the food service sector. The team’s research focuses on developing practical tools to measure the climate and environmental impact of food, and identifying practical behavior change and supply chain strategies that food providers can adopt to change the food environment. Through its global connections, WRI is involved in several influential networks and projects to transform the global food system so that it delivers for people, nature and climate.

An agricultural engineer by training, Anne holds an MSc in marketing and product management from Cranfield University in the UK.