Each year the UWCSEA annual report tells a story of success and achievement, and this one is no different. I am delighted to introduce another set of information and statistics about the College learning programme and operations for the 2017/2018 year, which serve to provide a transparent account of our community’s work.
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An Irish citizen, Anna moved to London after university to work as a banker at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. After a few years working for Goldman Sachs, she decided to leave the banking industry when her eldest daughter was born. Since 2002, she has had the privilege of spending most of her time raising her four children.
The family moved to Hong Kong in 2006 and relocated to Singapore in January 2009, when Emma joined one of the first Grade 1 classes at the Ang Mo Kio Campus of UWCSEA. Emma is now in High School, and has been joined by her brother William, who is in Middle School and Ciara and Alice who are both in the Junior School.
Anna and her husband Nick were attracted to UWCSEA by its reputation for marrying academic excellence and values-based education. They firmly believe in and are committed to the ethos of the school. Anna is actively engaged with their children's education, as well as with some of the school's global concerns, social and fundraising events. She worked with the Board of Governors over two terms as Chair to ensure that UWCSEA maintained its place as a premier international school. She chaired the Audit, Finance and Engagement Committees and the Committee of Chairs, as well as having sat on the search committees to find members of the College Leadership team including the former Head of College and the appointment of the first College President. Having completed her terms in office, Anna stepped down from the UWCSEA Board of Governors in March 2020.
In her free time, Anna enjoys good food and wine, photography, skiing, travel and working on her French.