Anne Boddington is Professor Emerita of Design Innovation at Kingston University. Educated as an architect, urbanist and cultural geographer, she has over 35-years’ experience in higher education and over 20 in senior leadership positions, most recently as Pro Vice Chancellor for Research, Business & Innovation at Kingston University. Her experience includes strategic and organisational design, business planning/finance, quality assurance in teaching and research, career development and international partnerships. She has worked with the UK Government’s Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) and the Higher Education Academy, with a range of cultural agencies and as a strategic research reviewer for UK Research & Innovation. She is currently Chair of the National Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Research (NICER) programme advisory board for UKRI, and Chair of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 for Sub Panel 32, Art & Design: History, Practice & Theory. She has served on two previous panels in REF2014 and RAE2008. She is a member of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKCAAVQ) and has undertaken quality reviews for a number of international government bodies. She has been an independent Governor in Further and Higher Education and is currently a trustee and Deputy Chair of the Design Council Board in the UK. Anne is a registered architect and member of the RIBA, a Design Council ‘expert’, an independent consultant, mentor and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.