With almost 20 years of NHS Board experience, Marie is currently the Independent Chair Designate of the North East London Integrated Care System, Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and of the NHS Race and Health Observatory. Prior to this, Marie chaired East London NHS Foundation Trust and before that commissioning organisations with budgets up to £3bn. Her first NED role was as Vice Chair of Newham University Hospital Trust. Marie’s national roles include membership of the National People Board and National Equality and Diversity Group and she is also the Co-Chair of the London People Board and a member of the Greater London Authority’s London Health Board.
Marie’s background is in local government and the voluntary sector with particular experience in social justice, regeneration and equity. In 2020 Marie’s contribution to the NHS was recognised through her incorporation in the Health Service Journal’s list of the 80 most influential people in the NHS and the award of her CBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours. Marie's contribution to the London Borough of Newham was recognised in 2010 when she was awarded Honorary Freedom of the Borough.
Marie is a member of the NHS Confederation's Remuneration Committee.