The Association of Noise Consultants’ newest appointment, Anne Budd, hopes to increase training opportunities in a acoustics and continue to develop professional standards.
Anne has 21 years of experience in the acoustics sector and has played an active role in the industry. She was a research assistant on Professor Bridget Shields’s team at London South Bank University in 2002, investigating room acoustics in classroom environments and their effects on children and teachers.
In 2005, six months after joining New Acoustics consultancy, Anne became a director of the company. Anne is now the company’s majority shareholder, and is responsible for all aspects of its technical work and administration.
Anne commented: “During my time on the board I hope to represent the voice of the micro-acoustic consultancy. We face very different challenges to the larger SMEs and multi-disciplinary – in some cases multi-national – firms based closer to the capital, in areas including recruitment and in developing training and education opportunities.”
Anne is a member of the Institute of Acoustics’ Building Acoustics Group, the Acoustical Society of America and the Women’s Engineering Society.
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