Ann Barnes is Chair of the Kent Police Authority. Mrs Barnes was first appointed as a magistrate member in 2001. The Authority elected her as Chair in June 2005. Her appointment was renewed in October 2008 as an independent member.
A Lancastrian by birth, Ann moved to Kent 30 years ago and lives in Lyminge with her family. Ann is a teacher by profession and in her 27 year career taught firstly English and then Business to post 16 students.
A magistrate since 1986, Ann is Chair of the East Kent Family Panel and a member of the Kent Family Justice Council.