Anne is the founder and former Chief Executive Officer of CPL Resources plc which she established in 1989 and played a key role in developing to become Ireland’s leading employment services company. In 1999, Anne floated CPL Resources, becoming the first female head of an Irish listed company.

Anne won the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2006, was named Business & Finance “Business Person of the Year 2014,” and Irish Times Business Person of the year 2021.

She sits on the board of Kingspan Group plc, IBEC, Sherry Fitzgerald and is Chair of Barretstown Children’s Charity and the judging panel of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Anne is a founding member of Endeavour in Ireland.

She has a keen interest in social and youth affairs, and she is heavily involved in youth education and development. Anne is Chair of the Board of Directors of LIFT Ireland (Leading Ireland’s Future Together), a social enterprise aimed at increasing the level of positive leadership in Ireland.