Anne was Board Director and Director of Clinical Governance & Operations at NHS Professionals, the Department of Health’s company for temporary staff in the NHS (wholly owned by the Secretary of State for Health). Her previous roles include clinician, general manager, programme management and policy development at a national level. She was previously Director of the Northern Ireland Clinical and Social Care Governance Support Team and responsible for the development and implementation of Clinical and Social Care Governance across the Province. She was a key member of the NHS Clinical Governance Support Team in England and the NHS Modernisation Agency. Anne chairs the Independent Safeguarding Commission of the Diocese of Hexham & Newcastle and is a member of the Quality Governance Collaborative Fellowship faculty of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.