Anne Koven graduated with a PhD from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry — which recently merged with the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, where she is an instructor and adjunct professor. She served as vice chair of the Ontario Environmental Assessment Board, where she conducted the Class Environmental Assessment Hearing for Timber Management on Crown Lands in Ontario. She also heard appeals related to development on the Niagara Escarpment. Prior to that, she directed research on health studies concerning landfill sites and occupational health and safety issues for the Ontario Ministry of Health and worked in public affairs for INCO. She was active in the Ontario Forestry Association and the Trees Ontario Foundation, which became Forests Ontario. She was a public member of the Council of the Ontario Professional Foresters Association, chaired its Urban Forestry Committee and was awarded the Honourary Registered Professional Forester designation. She also owns a company called HipGuard.
Dr. Koven was appointed to the Ontario Provincial Forest Policy Committee in 2008. She holds memberships in the Canadian Institute of Forestry, the Forest Gene Conservation Association and the Forest History Society of Ontario. In 2018, she took on the position of Director of the Mass Timber Institute.