Li Anne Lim has resided in New Zealand since 2012, beginning a legal career with Dentons Kensington Swan in commercial work and construction litigation.

Having authored a dissertation for her Law (Honours) degree on gangs and firearms use, Li Anne pivoted to work for the New Zealand Police as a Policy Advisor after the 2019 Christchurch Mosque shootings.

Since then, she has addressed policy challenges with operational impacts, briefing the Minister and Commissioner of Police in high-risk areas such as DNA use and policing.

Li Anne has worked on policy formulation and the enactment of legislation, having drafted Cabinet papers and bills, and was a key contributor to work on New Zealand's Child Sex Offender Register.

Li Anne has 10 years of volunteer experience in the legal and justice sectors, including as a Patroller with Community Patrols of New Zealand.

In 2020, the Wellington City Council and Police recognised Anne's service to the community by awarding her a Certificate of Appreciation.