Originally a primary school teacher, Anne Brake completed a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies in 1987 and a Masters in Applied History in 1994. After working in museums in Sydney for 6 years Anne moved to Western Australia to become the curator of the Fremantle Prison. After 6 and a half years at the Prison, Anne moved to the National Trust as Interpretation Manager for the Golden Pipeline project. She took over management of the project in 2004.
Anne has always been involved with industry bodies serving on the state committee of Museums Australia including as vice president and president for 7 years. She was a member of the register committee for Heritage Council WA for 4 years and is a founding member of the Fremantle History Society. For the past 4 years she has worked with other WA ICOMOS members to ensure regular meeting and activities. She was a member of the organising committee for the 2006 ICOMOS Port Cities Conference and is on the editorial team for the edition of Historic Environment relating to the conference.
Anne has a particular interest in innovative interpretation and reuse of heritage places and has a strong commitment to working with communities to ensure tangible and non-tangible benefits eschew from heritage work.