November 8, 2023

Anne Simonds (Vice Chair)

Anne Martin Simonds is the global leader of the Health, Development and Social Enterprise business practice at Spencer Stuart, a global leadership advisory firm, where she specializes in board, CEO, and president searches and board/leadership advisory engagements for organizations worldwide. Her clients range from global nonprofits, foundations, government, and academic institutions to specialty pharmaceutical and biotech companies.

Previously, Simonds led the creation of the global health practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, and concurrently built the biotech vaccines and rare disease portfolio in another global search firm. Prior to that, she conducted research at the Johns Hopkins Medical School, the University of Virginia Medical Center, the University of Connecticut, and the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University.

Simonds is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Women Business Leaders of the U.S. Health Care Industry Foundation, the Global Citizens Council of the U.N. Foundation, and the Global Health Council. She serves as vice chair of the board of Project HOPE and as a senior adviser to the Global Development Incubator.

She holds a B.A. in biology from the University of Virginia.