Lucy Faithfull Foundation Trustee awarded OBE in 2017 New Year’s Honours list 

We are delighted to announce that Annie Shepperd, a Lucy Faithfull Foundation Trustee, has been awarded an Order of the British Empire in the New Year’s Honours list. She has been recognised for her contribution to energy efficiency and child protection. 

Annie is the Chief Executive of Salix Finance, a not-for-profit company funded by Government to reduce carbon emissions in the public sector by funding energy efficiency. Prior to this role Annie was the Chief Executive of Southwark Council and Annie has worked in local government for the majority of her career, including being a Director of Social Services in Bath and in Liverpool. 

Annie's career in social work has resulted in her lifelong commitment to supporting organisations which promote the welfare and wellbeing of children. The Lucy Faithfull Foundation is the only UK charity focused solely on reducing the risk of children being sexually abused and Annie has been a Trustee since 2012. Alongside this role, Annie supports an array of other voluntary organisations.

Annie said: “We are very pleased that the work of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation has been recognised - it’s a charity that is small and punches much above its weight.  It is a privilege to be on the board making a contribution to keeping children safe – not just in the UK but also abroad.”

Elaine McConnell, CEO of the Lucy Faithfull Foundation, said: “All the staff here at the Foundation and Stop it Now! are delighted for Annie. Her visionary guidance has been invaluable over the years and we remain incredibly grateful for her support. This is wonderful recognition of her commitment to protecting children.”