Anna Harkness Business Operations Director
Specialist Areas: Anna is the Business Operations Director and deals with the overall running of the firm including marketing & HR issues both internally & on a consultancy basis.
Anna is also the Managing Director of our sister Company, Blue Sky Training which provides a unique blend of first class training courses and seminars to Professional Firms, Managers, Businesses and the Public Sector on a wide range of issues such as Taxation, Law and a variety of Business related skills, more information can be found at: .
Brief overview of Education: Anna graduated from Queens University Belfast with a BA Honours Degree in June 2002. She then completed a Diploma in Professional Administration including the LCCI Executive Secretary’s Diploma in 2003.
Her education continued for the next couple of years completing ICT Advanced Diploma’s on a part time basis. Anna then graduated from the University of Ulster with a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management in 2008 and subsequently gained Chartered membership of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
Anna completed a Post Graduate Certificate in NI Employment Law & Practice with The University of Ulster & Legal Island and graduated in July 2022.
Brief overview of Employment History: Anna began employment in June 2003 as an Administration & Development Co-ordinator for the South & East Belfast Trust on a temporary contract. She then commenced employment with ASM Horwath in March 2004 as Personal Assistant to Mike Nangle. Anna then moved with Mike Nangle to DNT Chartered Accountants (formerly known as Dawson Nangle Tumelty) in January 2005 where her role progressed to Office Manager and finally Director of Business Operations.
Interests: Anna enjoys keeping fit and attends Pole Fit classes. Anna also has a keen interest in Yoga and is currently training to become a yoga teacher. When she is not attending classes she likes to walk her dog, spend time with friends, reading, travelling and of course shopping!