Ann has over 30 years’ experience working in public health in the UK and in the Republic of Yemen. She has successfully led innovations in health strategy, policy development and programme implementation to improve health and service delivery. She has local, regional and national senior leadership experience with Public Health England, Deputy Director Health and Wellbeing: Healthy People; NHS North West Strategic Health Authority, Director Children, Young People and Maternity; and Manchester and Wirral Health Authorities, Director of Public Health.
She has a career-long commitment to improve socio-economic opportunities by reducing health inequalities and is passionate about the importance of early years development for future life chances.
She is chair of Best Beginnings a national children’s charity and a board member of BACAPH, British Association of Child and Adolescent PH. She is an independent chair for NICE PH and Clinical guidelines.
NICE - chair a PH Advisory committee (sexual health)
BACAPH British Ass of child and adolescent public health
Chair 'Best Beginnings'
Board member Irish in Britain Charity.