Former Programme Director, BASIC
Anne Penketh was BASIC Program Director in Washington from 2009 to 2012. Previously she was a staff journalist with major media organisations. She was a foreign correspondent for 17 years with Agence France-Presse, which posted her to Moscow and New York. She then worked for The Independent in London, where she was diplomatic editor, and was one of the few western journalists to report from Iran, North Korea and Saudi Arabia. After returning to Paris from Washington she reported for The Independent and The Guardian. Now she has turned her hand to fiction and is a writer of crime novels.