Anne Benson

Position
Senior Consultant, Leadership Development

Anne joined The King's Fund from the Royal College of Nursing in July 2009. Anne is an educator, manager and clinician with 30 years' experience of working in and with health and social care services. She began her career as a general nurse, moved into mental health nursing, and for the last 20 years has been working in work-based education and development, primarily in the fields of leadership, team and organisational development.

During her career Anne has worked in in-patient, community and primary care services with experience of working in the NHS, local authority, higher education and third sector services. Anne's approach to development is to create conditions which enable people to find their own individual and collective solutions to challenges and situations.

Anne has led and contributed to the design and delivery of numerous development programmes for health and social care organisations across the UK and internationally. She has a particular interest and expertise in organisational and team dynamics.

Anne has a degree in education and two Masters degrees, one in Sociology and Qualitative Research and the second in Organisational Consultancy, from the Tavistock Clinic. She has recently completed training as a cognitive analytic therapist.