Ann qualified as a social worker and spent nearly forty years working in Local Authorities in Wales – firstly in a Children’s Department and then in Social Services Departments working with the elderly, people with disabilities and across mental health services as well as with children and their families.
She then moved on into managerial positions in children’s services where prior to retirement she spent ten years as Head of Children’s Services in a Local Authority.
Following retirement, she became an independent member of a Police Authority leading on Public Protection, worked part time in the voluntary sector for Children in Wales and chaired two Local Authority Adoption Panels, one of which she still chairs.
She has been a trustee with Home-Start since she retired – chairing Home-Start Carmarthen–Llanelli for thirteen years and then continuing as chair of the merged Home-Start Carmarthenshire prior to becoming a board member of Home-Start Cymru. She is also a trustee of a local domestic abuse services charity.
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