"Anne became a Dame in the Queen’s New Year Honours list 2008 in recognition of her services to the Criminal Justice System. This recognition came in addition to a CBE awarded in 2000 for her work in a range of voluntary and public posts. As the first ever woman to be appointed HMCIP, Anne revolutionised the Inspectorate with frank and candid reports which both celebrated improvements and critically assessed areas for improvements. Having such a distinguished career in both the voluntary and public sectors, Anne brings a huge wealth of experience, knowledge and credentials to the post. Anne is also a trustee of Clinks Member 'Koestler Trust'."