Tribal Affiliations: Te Ātiawa, Taranaki, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Tara
Ann was appointed as a Trustee of the Palmerston North Māori Reserve Trust in 2009. She is also a Trustee of Te Wharewaka o Pōneke Charitable Trust.
Ann has worked for Wellington City Libraries for over 30 years of her working life with her latest tenure there from 1992-present as the Business Development Customer Specialist, Māori. Ann has a Bachelor of Mātauranga Māori (BMM)1997, and a Bachelor of Māori and Information Management (BMIM) 2002 from Te Wānanga o Raukawa. Ann entered library work with BA (VUW) and Diploma of NZLS, and in 2010 received a FLIANZA – Fellowship of the Library and Information Assn of NZ Aotearoa.
Ann supervised the production of four volumes of Nga Tūpuna o Te Whanganui-aTara – which has around 100 profiles of our people migrating to and living in this rohe from 1830 onwards.