Marie Gabriel – The NHS Chair
Marie Gabriel is an upbeat, dynamic speaker, keen to share her enthusiasm for bringing about change in the NHS with members. She is able to explain how taking on non-executive NHS roles can achieve this. Marie chairs East London NHS Foundation Trust, a provider of mental health and community health services. She has also chaired health commissioning organisations (with budgets up to £3bn), Newham University Hospital Trust (Vice Chair) and Newham Community Health Council. Marie’s contribution to health was on the Health Service Journal’s inaugural ‘Inspirational Women’ list.
Taking her first Director level role at the age of 23, Marie runs her own consultancy company specialising in action research, partnership and Board development, and developing the not for profit sector. Her work reflects her commitment to realising and building the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities. She has experience of working with lawyers on boards – which has left her enthusiastic about their participation as NEDs.
We are delighted that Marie will share her thoughts with members on how they too might contribute to this huge and valuable area.