Anna Ward


Anna’s professional background is in marketing and communications, having worked for First Choice Holidays where she managed the delivery of package holidays from Greece to Florida. Most recently, she set up a freelance consultancy business with a colleague, developing marketing and recruitment strategies for local business, a GP surgery, and medical services.

However, the last six years have been predominantly occupied with establishing a new secondary free school on the north Devon coast. As founder and governor, Anna’s role was wide-ranging, with her marketing experience put to good use in student recruitment and planning campaigns for new premises. The school is now in its fifth year and has just moved into a wonderful new site near Clovelly.

In 2007, Anna project managed the self-build of an energy efficient home near Bude where she lives with her husband, three children and a scruffy dog. She makes the most of her rural location by trail running across the cliffs and countryside.

Triangle mountains