Annelise Thornton

Annelise Thornton

Global Director, People & Culture, and Governance

Annelise is an experienced human resources executive with global experience. After a career of over 20 years as an HR professional, Annelise felt led by God to join our ministry to serve at VisionFund. In her own words, “Empowering people to live ‘life in all its fullness’ is a compelling vision, and one that resonates with me on a personal level. I am truly looking forward to joining VisionFund International, connecting with the team and contributing to the overall mission to serve. God has brought prayer requests together faithfully!"

Annelise has previously worked with Dell Computer BV, Three, Juniper Networks and Granite Services, part of the GE conglomerate. She has a BA in Psychology and Sociology from UNISA, and a post graduate diploma in Business Administration from the Open University.

Born in Zimbabwe, educated in Africa and Asia, she currently lives in the UK with her husband Paul and their three sons Michael, Andrew and Marcus. They have a busy and full home life, a noisy parrot called Chilli, and wonderful support system including her parents who live with them. As a family they enjoy swimming and riding. Annelise is very involved with her church,  Trinity Church, where she volunteers in the Church Café. Her values are Faith, Family, Integrity, Service, and Positivity. One of her mottos is ‘what CAN be done…together’.