Annabel started as Head of DFID Zimbabwe in August 2014, and from April 2017 she became responsible for the DFID South Africa Development Partnerships Unit. Annabel has over 20 years of experience in international development, including working for DFID in Tanzania, Nigeria, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Her previous DFID roles included DFID Head of Profession for Governance, Conflict and Humanitarian, and Head of DFID’s governance and gender policy department. Annabel is a qualified lawyer, and holds an MSc in Development Studies. Before joining DFID she practiced as a solicitor in the City of London, and also lived and worked in development in both Eritrea and Sudan.