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Ann Lloyd CBE


About Me


Ann Lloyd has spent the majority of her career as a CEO of large health service organisations. Her career culminated in her appointment as Director General – Health and Social Care – Welsh Government and NHS Wales CEO, a post she occupied for 8 years. Responsible for a budget of £5.8 billion and the oversight of all Welsh health and social care policies and health services, she developed the 10 year strategy for Wales, the health care standards and associated Inspectorate and designed and led the restructuring of NHS Wales organisations in 2002/3 and 2008/9. She was the Accounting Officer responsible to the UK and Welsh Governments and Parliaments for all issues affecting the governance and financial management of the Welsh organisations.


She occupied the position of Health and Social Care Appointments Commissioner for London for 2 years – overseeing the competence of NHS Boards and their non executives. She advised and supported the Chair and the CEO of NHS London on the governance and leadership criteria required for the reorganisation of the London NHS bodies.


She has been operating as an independent advisor and coach since 2012, specialising in Board effectiveness and governance reviews. Skills audits and Board Development and special investigations.  She has recently completed an independent review for the Welsh Health Minister into service planning engagement and consultation systems in Wales to recommend any changes that should be made and has led the targeted intervention review for Welsh Government into the North Wales health services and Board. She evaluates, assesses and coaches executives, chairs and non executives in the public and not for profit sectors and is a qualified mentor and trained coach.  She has been a Senior Associate with the Good Governance Institute since 2011.

She is a member of the Bevan Commission.