Founded in 2017, the company provides a digital participation platform, PlaceBuilder, that helps planners engage with communities on housing, transport and infrastructure schemes, and create a golden thread of data to close the community feedback loop. The Future Fox were commissioned by MHCLG to engage communities and stakeholders across the Oxford-Cambridge Arc to develop the Spatial Framework, using PlaceBuilder and its advanced spatial insight capabilities. PlaceBuilder is also a key part of Scotland’s 5-year Digital Planning Strategy in supporting communities to develop their own plans.
Annette’s previous successes include advancing major sustainable transport infrastructure; she led include the feasibility stage of the £270m Canary Wharf to Rotherhithe cycle bridge which received overwhelmingly positive public support, and the commercial bid to deliver London’s Quietway cycle route network. She helped peak recycling rates through public engagement for Westminster City Council, and was an inaugural NIC Young Professionals Panellist for the National Infrastructure Commission. With an MSci in Natural Sciences, Cambridge University, she is passionate about enabling citizens to take a lead role in data-enabled decisions at scale.