Annemarie is a Director at Common Futures, a new venture exploring digital asset development by and for communities, and an Associate Director (Community Assets) with Locality. She is also a member of the Government’s Local Public Data Panel, and a Faculty Member of the Open Institute.
After joining the Development Trusts Association (DTA) in 2008, Annemarie established the Asset Transfer Unit and assumed responsibility for broad-ranging national programmes intended to promote and enable the transfer of publicly owned land and buildings to communities for social benefit, including the Advancing Assets for Communities and Community Assets Programmes funded by DCLG and the Big Lottery Fund respectively.
Following a merger between the DTA and bassac to form Locality, she assumed an oversight role in relation to Locality’s community assets work to support the roll-out of its My Community Rights advice/support service. She also established a national network for community libraries, undertaking primary research for Arts Council England, and a Community Knowledge Transfer pilot initiative.