Ann Furedi is the chief executive of BPAS, the UK’s largest independent abortion provider. Furedi has worked in pro-choice organizations for more than 20 years, mainly in policy and communications. She ran the press office of the UK Family Planning Association before leading Birth Control Trust, a charity that advocated the need for research and development in methods of contraception and abortion. Before joining BPAS as its chief executive in 2003, Furedi was Director of Policy and Communications for the UK regulator of infertility treatment and embryo research, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA). She is regarded as a leading pro-choice advocate and spokesperson, often appearing in the media representing this perspective. Prior to her career in pro-choice organizations, Furedi was a journalist specialising in healthcare features for women’s magazines including Cosmopolitan and Company.