Ann was Librarian at CLPE (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education) in London for 29 years. She previously worked in school & public libraries. Ann was centrally involved in reviving the UK section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) in the mid 1990s and served as secretary then chair of the section and was on the international executive 2004-2008. She was co-director of the IBBY Congress in London in 2012 and is still on the IBBY UK committee. She completed an MA in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University in 2005. Since retiring from CLPE in March 2021 she has continued to be involved in a variety of voluntary projects both within and outside the children’s book world.