Ann James commenced her role as Chief Executive with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust in September 2012.
Prior to this, she held a number of lead roles in the NHS in the south west, driving significant service improvement and transformation across the region. Ann has been Chief Executive of Plymouth Teaching PCT, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly PCT, Devon PCT, Cluster of Devon Plymouth and Torbay. As cluster Chief Executive of NHS Devon, Plymouth and Torbay, her commitment to real clinical engagement supported the successful development of two clinical commissioning groups, recognised at the time as best practice for their collaborative approach. Prior to joining the NHS as a National Management trainee in 1989, Ann worked as a Marketing Manager.
As Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Chief Executive, Ann enjoys her role as Health and Medical champion for the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and sits as part of the Plymouth Area Business Council, a member of the Plymouth Growth Board. In her Chief Executive role Ann is a Director of the South West Peninsula Academic Health Science Network, a member of One Plymouth, Board member of Health Education South West Leadership Academy and committed to leadership development. Ann also speaks at conferences on leadership.
In 2014 Ann was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Health by Plymouth University.
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