Anna was a long-time trustee of Privacy International, up until her term ended in September 2017. In recognition of her substantial contribution to PI, the Board of Trustees designated her as Chair Emeritus.
She has been a consumer and privacy advocate for many years, after having trained as a classics scholar and spending a stint as a travel reporter and editor, working for Which?, the UK consumer organisation. She is currently senior policy advisor to the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), covering all aspects of consumer policy from regulations to digital rights, and a member of the Board of European Digital Rights (EDRi); she also works, when time permits, as independent policy researcher/advisor for other public interest organisations, and is part of two expert advisory groups, on trade and on GDPR, for the European Commission.
She was previously regional Director at Consumers International where she put issues related to online rights and data protection on the consumer organisations’ priority agenda, and set up the TACD back in 1998. Anna is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).