Councillor Anna Toon was elected 629th Mayor of Hereford for the Municipal Year May 2010 – 2011.
Born and educated in Lancashire to an Italian Mother and Ukranian Father, she moved to Hereford in 1990 to join her husband David who was working here in Hereford. They have three daughters.
She joined HM Forces in 1973 serving in London, Germany and Catterick, North Yorkshire with the Royal Corps of Transport. After achieving her Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies she went on to run her own consultancy practice advising companies in UK, Europe, the Middle East and USA in Change Management, Security Management and SME Business Improvement.
After having worked for both private and public sectors for almost 20 years with some of the largest banking, production and government departments, she was elected in 2003 to represent the Three Elms Ward for Hereford City Council and subsequently re-elected in 2007.
Her key interests are in creating opportunities for young people both in employment and leisure, to create a vibrant economy in Hereford and empower communities.