With over 19 years of NHS Board experience, Marie is currently Chair of North East London STP, 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 chairing the NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard Strategic Advisory Group and being a member of the NHS People Plan Delivery Board. Marie’s background is in local government and the voluntary sector with particular experience in social justice 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.