When I started as an editorial assistant at Autocar, Anne was always dashing around to China, Africa or Russia, digging out great stories.
I got to know her better later because she was a great supporter of WOMAC (Women on the Move Against Cancer).
A couple of times she combined this with her other love, the Wildfowl Trust. So her arrival was announced by the quacking of furious ducks brought along for the day.
Anne was always generous and sweet. We'll miss her. It's bittersweet that she died from a head injury sustained while walking along an idyllic beach in Tenerife with her second husband, Tom.