Professor Ann-Marie Cannaby - Chief Nurse and Lead Executive for Safeguarding
Appointed April 2018
Ann-Marie joined the Board at Wolverhampton in April 2018. Ann-Marie is a Professor at Birmingham City University, who has amassed extensive experience working both nationally and internationally in senior nursing leadership roles.
She spent five years as Chief Nursing Officer at Hamad Medical Corporation, the main healthcare provider in Qatar. She was responsible for the organisation’s 10,000 nursing and midwifery staff across eight hospitals, a number of community health facilities and the national ambulance service. Before her move to the Middle East, Ann-Marie spent over seven years at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, a 1,300 bed acute provider spread across two sites with a budget of £640m, where she progressed to the dual role of Chief Nursing Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to this she spent a number of years at University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust in a variety of frontline nursing and leadership posts. Ann-Marie has successfully transitioned into different health systems and environments throughout her career. She has extensive experience in working in Accountable Care Systems (ACS), most recently the Canterbury ACS in New Zealand.
Ann-Marie offers an extensive professional, operational and executive background combined with a strong academic portfolio, she is actively involved in research and education holding a Masters and a PhD, with deep experience in curriculum development.