Anne W. Scott


Anne Scott is chief operating officer, United States, of Pathfinder International. She has more than 20 years of experience in international development—specifically HIV & AIDS prevention, care, and treatment; sexual and reproductive health; and maternal, child, and infant health and nutrition. She first joined Pathfinder in 2017 to lead the Gates Foundation-funded Act With Her project. Previously, Anne served as Executive Director of Programs at the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) in London, where she was responsible for the performance management of CIFF’s portfolio of grants and other impact investments related to child health and education in Africa and South Asia.

Anne holds a PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in the US, and an MBA in Finance, Accounting and Audit from the University of Kent in the UK. She completed post-doctoral fellowships in science and diplomacy with the American Association for the Advancement of Science and in health and child survival at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health.

She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia with her two teenage sons, Labrador retriever, and Jack Russell terrier, making frequent visits to her family home in Chestertown, MD. She enjoys sailing, horseback riding, photography and writing.