Ann has 34 years’ experience in healthcare, originally practising in elderly care, neurological and surgical nursing.
She specialised in trauma nursing in South West London. In 1989, Ann was appointed Director of Postgraduate Education at the European Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, focusing on critical care services.
In 1995, she was appointed as Assistant Director of Nursing and Clinical Governance responsible for managing the specialist palliative care services at Frimley Park NHS Trust and completed her Masters in Health and Medical Sciences at Sussex University. Ann relocated to the South West and joined St. Margaret's as Director of Nursing in July 1999, becoming Clinical Director in 2005.
She was appointed as Chief Executive in 2015. During her time at St. Margaret’s, Ann has played a significant role in strategically expanding the charity’s clinical services; commissioning a second inpatient unit; hospice at home service; respite care centre; a centralised referral centre and 24 hour advice line culminating in re-engineering the whole service to deliver 24 hour care in the community with partners in health and social care.
She is passionate about delivering responsive, patient-focused care. Ann was a Trustee at Help the Hospices from 2000 to 2005 and is a member of the Institute of Directors and The Royal Society of Medicine.
Ann’s areas of professional interest include integrated care models, real time quality, advance care planning, workforce development, strategic service development.