Ann has for many years been actively involved in developing neuropsychology in South Africa. She was President of the International Neuropsychological Society in 2015, to date their only President from a developing country. She served as Secretary-General of the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) for a decade and is the Main Representative (Psychology) to the World Health Organization (WHO).  She served on the WHO International Advisory Group for the Revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders and was a member of the WHO Rehabilitation Competency Framework Technical Work Group.  Ann is Treasurer of the Pan African Psychology Union, and Past President of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA) and the South African Clinical Neuropsychological Association.

Ann completed her Ph.D and a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in neuropsychology at the then University of Natal.  She is a Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist based at Entabeni Hospital, Durban.  Ann was an expert in the field (neuropsychology) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal until 2019 and a visiting neuropsychology lecturer at the Universities of Zululand and the Free State.  She was Editor of the International Platform of the International Journal of Psychology and a Consulting Editor of the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society for 10 years.