She began her City career as an analyst with Alliance Capital in 1992, subsequently moving onto portfolio management, firstly with JP Morgan Investment Management, and then with Mercury Asset Management, later MLIM. In 2002 she joined the main board of Edinburgh Fund Managers plc as Chief Investment Officer and Joint Managing Director. She continued in her role as global Chief Investment Officer for the combined entity when EFM was taken over by Aberdeen Asset Management in 2003, joining the main board of Aberdeen, a FTSE100 company, in 2011. Anne graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Edinburgh. After completing a research fellowship at CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva, she spent two years with Cambridge Consultants before taking a year out to study for an MBA at Insead in Fontainebleau, France. In addition to her work at Aberdeen, Anne holds a number of non executive positions. She is a director of esure Group plc. She is also a lay member of Court of the University of Edinburgh, a member of Council of the Duchy of Lancaster and a member of the FCA Practitioner Panel. Anne is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (ACCA), is an honorary Fellow of the CFA Institute (UK) and holds a Doctorate of Letters, Heriot-Watt University (Honorary Degree). Anne is also a member of the Board of Leaders of 2020 Women on Boards, a US based organisation dedicated to increasing the proportion of women on corporate boards.
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