Anna joined the CFE in June 2016 as Production Manager to support the FTEF project beneficiaries in developing their businesses through enhancing their supply chain and production management capabilities. With over 20 years’ experience in production and product development, she has sourced and manufactured products in China, India, South America, Europe and the UK.

Prior to joining CFE, Anna headed production for quintessentially British Heritage brand Gloverall.  There she focused on maintaining the manufacture of their iconic Duffles and coats within the UK, whist sourcing globally for their expanded product range including denim, shirts, trousers, dresses and knits. Living in New York for almost 10 years, Ana has worked with luxury brands Ralph Lauren as Merchandise Manager for their Polo division, and Production Manager for Calvin Klein as well as sourcing and coordinating high volume global production for international retail powerhouse Gap inc.

Anna is an avid reader whose interests include, participating in Hackathons, Tech innovations in Fashion, with a particular passion for bringing this innovation to production. For exercise and relaxation, she has recently taken up Shaolin Kung Fu.


  • Production planning
  • Sourcing (Domestic and Global)
  • Manufacturing
  • Costing and price negotiations
  • Full lifecycle pros
  • End to end product lifecycle management – from sampling and sales to production and distribution


LinkedIn: annaaellis