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Friday 17 November 2017

Ann Cairns in brief

Ann Cairns
Ann Cairns

Age: 57 Family: Daughter Sophie, studying at Trinity. Husband Jim is a retired teacher who sailed around the world in the 2004 Global Challenge. Dog, golden retriever, Kipper.

Interests: Sailing, we have a boat in Majorca, it's called Priceless! Keen traveller. I travel a lot with my job but as a family we have been to places like the Amazon, Galapagos, India and Africa.

Career: More than 20 years’ experience in senior management positions in corporate and investment banking with Citibank and ABN. From 2008 to 2011, led the European team managing the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings International. At the beginning of her career, Ann was an award-winning research engineer, culminating as the head of offshore engineerplanning for British Gas. The first woman qualified to go offshore in Britain.

Person you most admire and why: Judi Dench. She started her Bond role as M at 60 and retired with Skyfall at 77. She continues to make wonderful movies.

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