Anne Harper graduated from the University in 1973. She was a Manager with BP, latterly in charge of External Affairs in Scotland.  She has been a lay member of HM Inspectorate of Schools, a member of the Scottish Churches Industrial Mission and a member of the Executive of the Scottish Council of the European Movement.

Anne has served as a member of the General Teaching Council for Scotland and Vice Chairman, Conservative Group for Europe. Between 1996 and 1998 she was President of the Scottish Oil Club, and she is currently Chairman of the Gordon Cook Foundation. Anne has served on the University Court, was a member of the Department of Accountancy Liaison Group at Aberdeen University, and served as a director of AURIS.