Meet the Team
Anna Baker Cresswell is HighGround’s Founder and Executive Director. She is responsible for organisational strategy, co-ordinating and all fund-raising. As a proud Northumbrian, Anna has spent the last decade working in the military charity sector.
A brief flirtation reading Philosophy and History of Art at UCL was followed by years of working in racing and polo in Australia and the UK.
She studied Social & Therapeutic Horticulture at Coventry University and first brought Horticultural Therapy to the military in the UK when she started Gardening Leave in memory of her mother in 2007.
Building on her experience, she subsequently set up HighGround in 2012, to help ex-Military to find jobs they like and enjoy in the outdoors, predominantly in the land-based sector.
She enjoys all aspects of rural life and is dedicated to establishing HighGround as the route to meaningful, peaceful lives for those who have served their Country.
Board of Trustees
Founder & Executive Director
Anna Baker Cresswell
Team Horseferry Road
Jemma Jones Rural Business Improvement Manager
Friends of HighGround Steering Group
Venetia Jones: Project Manager