Ann Budge (born February 1948) is a Scottish businesswoman and company director. 
Graduating with a psychology degree, Budge (her married surname) became the first woman appointed to a senior position in Scottish & Newcastle after starting her career there as a trainee programmer. After leaving F International - now Xansa - Budge set up business working from home, and teaming up with Allison Newell in 1985, launched Newell & Budge, which specialised in making bespoke software and IT systems. It was sold to the French IT company Sopra Group, for a reported £30 million, and Budge became a Chief Executive.
Recognition for her role in technology
Budge was awarded "Entrepreneur of the Year" by the Entrepreneurial Exchange in 2005  and was then inducted into the Entrepreneurial Exchange Hall of Fame in November 2013. She is listed as a role model by the Women's Engineering Society.
Ann is an Honorary Graduate of Edinburgh Napier University.
Budge was disclosed as being the sole director of BIDCO 1874, a consortium trying to buy Edinburgh-based football club Hearts out of administration, in early 2014. A majority shareholding in the club, which was previously owned by Lithuanian businesses run by Vladimir Romanov, was sold to BIDCO 1874 in May 2014. Budge made several changes at the club immediately after taking control, including the appointment of Craig Levein as Director of Football and Robbie Neilson as Head Coach.
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