UST Director of Operations & Business Development

In her role as Business Development Director at the Useful Simple Trust, Annabel is motivated by working with prominent designers to deliver great work.

She believes quality design touches every aspect of life, making people’s experiences better, richer, and more meaningful. She is also driven by a desire to apply her knowledge as widely as possible across diverse sectors and markets. Having graduated with Distinction in Architecture from The Bartlett UCL, Annabel has gained significant experience in leadership in the built environment industry. 

Her career has included working for eminent cultural institutions to running design companies. In 2016, in recognition of her work, Annabel was identified as one of the top 50 creatives in the UK by Creative Review. 

Annabel draws on her unique skillset, as well as her experience as a past client, to provide insight, direction, and leadership to ensure all work sits and is delivered within the values of the Trust. Above all, she enjoys shaping brave and agile responses.