Ann Bernstein heads South Africa’s leading development policy centre, CDE, with a special focus on growth, unemployment, education and the role of business. She is a regular commentator in South Africa’s newspapers, regular op ed writer and is frequently on radio and TV.
Ann was a member of the Transition Team, then the Board of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (1994 – 2001). In 2005, she became a Fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC. In 2007, Ann joined the Brenthurst Foundation board. In 2008 and 2009 she was an invited faculty member at the World Economic Forum, Davos. In 2013, saw her a Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Centre, Washington DC.
Her book, The Case for Business in Developing Economies (Penguin 2010) received favourable reviews in South African media, Economist, Financial Times and elsewhere; and in 2012 was awarded the Sir Anthony Fisher Award by the Atlas Research Foundation, Washington DC.