Annie Warburton is CEO of Cockpit, a UK top 100 social enterprise and the country’s leading studios for contemporary craft. She is a respected international presenter and author on craft, art and design. Annie joined Cockpit after five years as Creative Director at the Crafts Council where she led exhibitions, research, education, and innovation programmes. She is a champion at the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, an Associate of Newnham College, Cambridge, and a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art. She recently chaired the UK Government’s expert panel developing the new T-Level qualification in craft and design.