Executive director for the devolved nations
Annie joined CIH as director of devolved nations in February 2015 after four and a half years as the chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals. She's working to transform member services and promote the value of professionalism across Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and she is a passionate campaigner and advocate to governments and policy makers, making the housing sector’s voice heard.
Based in Edinburgh, Annie leads the team in Scotland to support and engage with members and stakeholders but also has a much wider role, leading the teams across the devolved nations and the Republic of Ireland in delivering member services and providing advocacy and policy engagement with four different governments. Housing is a devolved matter and devolution has created very different policy environments in each nation. Teams across the devolved nations work to ensure that members are kept informed, politicians are aware of our views and that consultations by each government are responded to, driven by the needs of members and the public interest.
Annie is also part of the executive team at CIH and has a role to play across the organisation in strategic leadership and representation. After a career in local authorities in Scotland for 12 years, she became head of libraries and heritage for the city of York before becoming chief executive of MLA Yorkshire, a government agency, in 2003. From 2008 she worked as a consultant to charities and public sector bodies and as chief executive of a charity for asylum seekers and refugees. Annie is from Jersey, Channel Islands. She has degrees from Exeter and the University of Wales at Aberystwyth and an executive MBA from Leeds Metropolitan University. She is delighted to have returned to Scotland and to Edinburgh, which still feels like home.Follow Annie on Twitter: @anniemauger