Anna joined the team in 2018 as Managing Editor at Pioneers Post and Fable Bureau, bringing over 10 years' experience as a freelance journalist, writer/editor and communications specialist.
With a focus on international development and social enterprise, Anna has also worked in-house at international organisations including Euclid Network, Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and British Council, as well as for a Brussels-based communications agency. She oversaw the communications of the Belgian government's aid work in Tanzania for a year, and has led community/youth media projects in Uganda and Kenya and more recently through the youth charity Exposure in north London. Anna is a Fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise programme.
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