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Anna is the director of the London Progression Collaboration - an initiative to make sure low-paid Londoners can secure better-quality, higher-paying work by supporting employers to increase investment in apprenticeships.

Prior to joining IPPR in June 2019, Anna worked for education charity Ambition Institute. Until 2017 she was Area Director for the West Midlands and South West, supporting schools and multi-academy trusts to develop their workforce through a range of government-funded and traded programmes. Most recently, she was Director of School Partnerships Operations, leading the operational delivery of Ambition's sales and account management function. Anna also led Ambition's staff equality, diversity and inclusion work.

Anna also contributes to IPPR reports and is a commentator on apprenticeships policy, with bylines in has written for FE Week and TES. Anna has spoken extensively on apprenticeships and skills policy, including at conferences, panel events and roundtables.

Alongside professional interests in education and skills, Anna is a primary school governor close to her home in Staffordshire. She has a degree in music and an MPhil in musicology, both from the University of Cambridge where she studied at Girton College.