Annette is a London-based private investor focusing on underrepresented founders and innovators in Europe; and principal of her private consulting company, Pontem Strategies. Annette's civic interests span the arts, education, and politics. She is a Trustee of the Yinka Shonibare Foundation, Patron of the Contemporary Art Society (England), a governing board member at Canford School (Dorset, England) , and was a member of Vassar College President’s International Advisory Council. Annette has lectured on women and the law at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, and is a keen supporter of Women for Women International. Annette's engagement in policy and politics has endured beyond her career start as Counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. She remains politically active as an overseas supporter of candidates for elected office, and served on a U.S. presidential candidate's abroad finance committee. Annette is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and Columbia Law School.