Having started her career in the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland Annette relocated to North America in 2005. As a former Vice President with Invest NI in San Francisco, she was responsible for managing Invest NI’s efforts to secure investment into N. Ireland and develop trade opportunities between large US corporates and N. Ireland indigenous companies. In 2010 she became Director of Development with the Open Door Group in Vancouver, Canada, one of Canada’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to providing employment, education and leisure programs to a variety of populations including Persons with Disabilities, Immigrants, Aboriginal, Women and Youth. Amongst her accomplishments with Open Door Group Annette secured a $125 million contract in government funding to deliver services through a partner network of over thirty organisations on behalf of the Canadian Government. Annette also led a team of professionals dedicated to ensuring the successful implementation and delivery of these services.
Since returning to Northern Ireland in 2015 Annette has led VIable Corporate Services as Chief Executive Officer developing the organisation to deliver a range of professional back office services including Human Resources, Bookkeeping, Payroll, Procurement and Strategy. VIable has grown significantly since 2015 and currently delivers services to a range of 3rd Sector organisations across Northern Ireland with all profits from VIable being re-invested by shareholders Voice of Young People in Care (VOYPIC) and Include Youth to assist them in delivering improved services to their young people. VIable is focused on scaling the efficiencies of out sourcing professional back office services to third sector organisations. This approach to back office services ensures that clients receive value for money as well as create efficiencies in allocating finite human resources by upskilling inhouse teams and focusing on delivering outcomes to their clients.