Anne E. Robinson

Non-executive Director; Independent


Appointed: 19 January 2022

Committee membership: Safety & Sustainability and Remuneration

Tenure: Less than a year

Career: Anne E. Robinson is general counsel of Vanguard and secretary of the Vanguard funds. She is managing director of the Office of the General Counsel, which includes Legal, Compliance, Investment Stewardship and Government Relations.

Prior to joining Vanguard, Anne was a managing director and general counsel in the Citigroup global legal department. Before that, she was a managing counsel at American Express; during more than 10 years at that company, she served in a wide range of senior legal positions. Prior to joining American Express, Anne was division counsel to Deloitte Consulting’s venture capital firm and its global outsourcing organisation. She started her legal career in private law practice at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

Skills and competencies: Anne has over 20 years of legal experience in the financial services industry, where she has counselled senior executives on a wide range of legal, regulatory and business issues. She is also an advocate for sponsorship and mentorship of other women in the legal profession.

Anne brings to the Board expansive and varied legal experience in the financial services and consulting fields as well as experience of working closely with boards and investors on a broad range of ESG issues. She earned a BS from Hampton University and a JD from Columbia University Law School.

External appointments:

  • Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Vanguard

  • Director of Minority Corporate Counsel Association

  • Director of Children’s Rights

  • Millstein Center Advisory Board at Columbia Law School