Anna is a brand expert and currently CEO at Josh Wood Colour, a fast growing British brand. Prior to this, she was Chief Customer Officer, and latterly interim CEO at the Guardian where she was instrumental in designing their membership strategy and building the paying supporter base to over 1m. At the Guardian for 4 years she played a key role in the post-breakeven “2m supporter” strategy work, was a member of the GMG Ventures Advisory Committee, and consistently championed the Guardian’s purpose in all commercial work, advocating for the accreditation as a B Corp in 2019 and the decision to no longer accept fossil fuel advertising, while also chairing the employee and sustainability forums.
Anna has had a long and varied career in media and marketing having spent seven years at Google and YouTube, resulting in a three year stint running global consumer marketing out of their San Francisco HQ. Prior to joining Google Anna led brand and viewer marketing at the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster ITV and before that was VP of Marketing at MTV Networks.
Anna has been a board member of Scottish Ballet since 2017 and also sits on the boards for Which ?, the charity DocSociety, and the visual AI company Picasso Labs.
She grew up in Cambridge, read PPE at Oxford and now lives in West London, and is married with 2 children.