Ann became a Trustee of National Museums Scotland in April 2017 and her second term of appointment runs until March 2025.
Ann Allen is the CEO of the Chartered Institute of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES). A Chartered Surveyor with over 35 years’ experience, Ann has worked for such organisations as John Lewis; HBOS and UK Government. She was Executive Director of Estates and Commercial Services at the University of Glasgow to 2020.
She has several non-executive roles; she is Chair of the Architecture Design Scotland Board; a member of the Scottish Futures Trust Board; and sits on the Water Commission for Scotland Board.
She is Chair of the Scottish Board of Women in Property.
Ann was awarded an MBE in the 2018 New Year Honours List for services to Higher Education and in February 2019 she received the Business Leadership Award at the Scottish Property Awards.
She chairs the NMS Trustees’ Estates Committee and lives in York.