Anne graduated from NUIG with a Bachelor of Law degree and worked as Regional Fundraiser with the Irish Wheelchair Association for two years during this time. Anne has also previously worked in the NUIG Sociology Department and was seconded from there to FAS as Supervisor of CYTP – Community Youth Training Project – to complete a research project as a precursor to the Knock Airport development project which was then to follow.
Anne spent the next 20 years working for the HSE as a Community Welfare Officer, where she completed a ‘Train the Trainer’ course in ‘Children First’ child protection guidelines. Anne has also participated in suicide prevention and anti-bullying programmes and is a trained licensed acupuncturist.
Anne has been working with Plan Ireland since September 2012 and hopes to raise much needed funds to support children, especially girls, and to raise awareness of the children’s charity in the process. Her interests including reading and travelling, having hit most continents, with South America her final destination!