Marie was appointed as Chair of the North East London STP/emerging Integrated Care System (ICS) on 1 April 2020. She is also Chairperson for the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.
Marie took up her first Director level role at the age of 23 and subsequently worked for over 20 years in senior roles within local government, housing and the Third Sector. Marie now provides management consultancy for the not for profit sector specialising in organisation and service reviews, partnership brokerage, strategy development and action research.
Her work experience reflects her commitment to realising and building the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities, particularly black and minority ethnic communities. This is also reflected in the range of voluntary work Marie undertakes.
Marie's contribution to the London Borough of Newham was recognised in 2010 when she was awarded Honorary Freedom of the borough and in 2012, her contribution to health was recognised through incorporation on the Health Service Journal’s inaugural 'Inspirational Women' list and the Tony Cheeseman Award in recognition of her contribution to equality and the communities of East London. She received her CBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours, for her service to the NHS.