As Head of Certification, Anna works closely with key stakeholders in government and across the Creative Sector industries to provide advice and guidance on the application processes for all of the cultural tests, co-production treaties and policies relating to all of the Creative Sector tax reliefs including film, High-end, Animation Television, Children’s Television and Video Games. She has an extensive knowledge of the Creative Sector tax reliefs and all the cultural tests and co-production treaties and has been instrumental in assisting government with the structure of new cultural requirements as each of the new creative sector reliefs has been introduced. Anna has also led BFI’s responses to the Government consultations on the new reliefs and HMT’s VFX consultation. Anna regularly speaks on panels at conferences and events to promote the tax reliefs such as the Children’s Media Conference, Glasgow Film Festival, Develop and many others.
Anna has extensive experience in working with the UK’s tax regime for film and the creative sectors having previously worked within the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the UK Film Council in April 2007 and playing an instrumental role in the introduction of the new cultural tests which act as the gateway to the creative sector tax reliefs.