Marie has spent her working life dedicated to public service both within local Government and the third sector.
She has been a NHS Non-Executive chair for over 20 years and for most of the time as a Chair. (Chair of NHS Newham from 2003 to 2011, later becoming Chair of NHS East London and the City from March 2011 to March 2012 and then Chair for North East London and the City until October 2012) Prior to this, she was Vice Chairperson of Newham University Hospital Trust and Chairperson of Newham Community Health Council.
She was awarded Honorary Freedom of the Borough of Newham in 2010 and recognised in the Health Services inaugural ‘Inspirational Women’ list in 2012. She is the Chair of the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Strategic Advisory Group, and a member of the NHS Equality & Diversity Council. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours in 2019.
Marie is also Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust and in addition holds a range of national Board positions including as a member of NHS Employers Policy Board, Chair of the WRES Strategic Advisory Group and a member of the Mental Health Network Board.
Qualifications: BA (Hons) DMS