Lawyer, environmental campaigner and charity volunteer, Annie is involved with several Bath-based projects and a committed Quartet trustee.
Tell us a bit about yourself Annie:
I’ve been a Solicitor for over 30 years; for 20 of those I was a partner in the UK top-20 international law firm Pinsent Masons, working for clients both domestically and internationally in all aspects of major construction infrastructure. When I retired from the firm in 2010, I became a self-employed legal consultant, and now enjoy more time for pro-bono work; I was a Gateway Assessor for the Citizen’s Advice Bureau for a period, have been an active environmental campaigner in Bath and became an enthusiastic volunteer for Quartet.
What is your involvement with Quartet?
I first became involved as a member of Quartet’s Philanthropy & Marketing Committee. I now chair that committee and have been a Trustee since March 2015. Quartet has recently signed up to the Funder Commitment on Climate Change and I have taken on the role of helping Quartet to embed our climate change commitments into all aspects of our work and to see how we can support the wider goals of a zero carbon West of England by 2030.
Why do you think a relationship between Professional Advisers and Quartet is important?
Quartet Community Foundation can help Professional Advisers when clients consider their charitable giving. We have over 30 years’ experience matching donors with the local causes they care about. This knowledge and understanding of local needs means Quartet can help clients to have the greatest impact with their giving. Quartet can also offer access to match funding schemes like Lasting Legacy which can help increase the value of an endowment and the value of a client’s gift.