Ann Furedi

Member at Large

Ann Furedi is Chief Executive Officer of bpas (British Pregnancy Advisory Service), a not-for-profit reproductive health charity that provides more than 25% of all the abortions in the UK (around 60,000 each year). bpas also has an extensive public education and policy remit, The charity is noted for its provision of second-trimester services and legal challenges to extend access to early medical abortion. A former journalist and civil rights activist, Ann has worked in reproductive health policy, communications, and advocacy since the early 1990s. Before joining bpas in 2003, she served as director of policy and communications at the Human Fertilisation &  Embryology Authority, which regulates embryo research and infertility treatment in the UK. During the 1990s she ran the charity, Birth Control Trust, which led the campaigns for off-prescription post-coital contraception. Ann currently chairs the Voice for Choice coalition of pro-choice organizations and is a Governor for a state-run college in one of Britain’s most socially deprived areas.