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Ann Lloyd

Chair, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Ann Lloyd has spent the majority of her career as a CEO of large health service organisations. Her career culminated in her appointment as Director General – Health and Social Care – Welsh Government and NHS Wales CEO, a post she occupied for 8 years. Responsible for a budget of £5.8 billion and the oversight of all Welsh health and social care policies and health services, Ann developed the 10 year strategy for Wales, the health care standards and associated Inspectorate, and designed and led the restructuring of NHS Wales organisations in 2002/3 and 2008/9. She was the Accounting Officer responsible to the UK and Welsh Governments and Parliaments for all issues affecting the governance and financial management of the Welsh organisations.

She occupied the position of Health and Social Care Appointments Commissioner for Greater London for 2 years, overseeing the competence of NHS Boards and their non-executives. She advised and supported the Chair and the CEO of NHS London on the governance and leadership criteria required for the reorganisation of the London NHS bodies.

Ann operated as an independent senior advisor and coach for the Good Governance Institute from 2012 - 2018, specialising in Board effectiveness and governance reviews, skills audits and Board Development and special investigations. She undertook an independent review for the Welsh Health Minister into service planning engagement and consultation systems in Wales and led the targeted intervention review and special measures for Welsh Government into the North Wales Health Services and Board. She evaluates, assesses and coaches executives, chairs and non-executives in the public and not for profit sectors and is a qualified mentor and trained coach. She was the chair of the Welsh Health Specialist Services Commission (including EASC & NCC) from 2015-2017. Ann has also been a trustee of a number of charities, including the Shaw Trust and she was chair of Mind Cymru. She was appointed as Chair of Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in July 2017.