Appendix B: Curriculum vitae of Miss Anna
Member, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
Chair, Grand Opera House Trust, Belfast 2007
Council Member, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust 2009
Commissioner, The Equality Commission for Northern
Member of Independent Assessment Panel, UK City of
Previous Board experience
Board member of the Northern Ireland Film and Television
Board member of RAJAR, the radio industry audience
research body, 20022006
Board member of Business in the Community, Northern
Member of the Sony Radio Academy Awards Committee
20002006: Controller, BBC Northern Ireland
Editorially responsible for all BBC NI output on
television, radio and Online, local and network, and managerially
responsible for all staffing, financial and operational matters.
680 permanent staff, plus around 100 freelance/contract staff;
budget responsibility for £75m.
19952000: Head of Programmes/Broadcasting,
BBC Northern Ireland
Responsible to Controller NI for developing BBC Northern
Ireland's editorial strategy and for implementing that strategy
through commissioning radio, television and online content.
19921995; Editor European and Correspondent
Responsible for number of programmes on Radio Four
and Radio Five Live including From Our Own Correspondent, Letter
from America, Europhile and Newstalk
1992: Editor, Election Call
19891992: Producer, Any Questions and Any
Answers, Radio 4
19851989: Producer, Question Time, BBC ONE
19831985: Producer, Newsnight, BBC TWO
19821983: Producer, Breakfast Time from launch
19751982: Producer and Duty Editor, Today
Programme, Radio 4; included period as Radio News New York Producer,
1977 and a period working in television documentaries, 1979.
19701974: Studio manager, BBC Radio
During BBC career member of numerous working parties,
including Charter Review 1992 and 2002, devolution of broadcasting,
pay and reward, broadcasting in indigenous languages, diversity
and women in media.
BA Hons, English Language and Literature, Queen's
St Dominic's High School, Belfast
I am divorced and have two sons, one daughter and
Interests include the arts, particularly books, theatre,
opera and film; hill walking, cooking, bird watching.
I am actively involved with a number of charities
including War on Want Northern Ireland and Action Medical Research.
I also do voluntary work in Holloway Prison, teaching prisoners