Marie Gabriel, CBE, Independent NEL ICS Chair. Marie has over 20 years NHS Board experience and was appointed as Chair of the North East London Integrated Care System (ICS) on 1 April 2020. She was also appointed as Chair of the NHS Race and Health Observatory in July 2020.
Marie previously held the role of the Chair of East London NHS Foundation Trust, an ‘Outstanding’ provider of mental health and community health services in London, Bedfordshire and Luton. She also recently became Chair of Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust in February 2019. Prior to this, Marie chaired health-commissioning organisations including NHS North East London, and the City and Newham Primary Care Trust. Before that, she was Vice Chair of Newham University Hospital Trust.
Marie also has a number of national strategic NHS roles including as Chair of the NHS WRES Strategic Advisory Group, and as Board Member of NHS Confederation’s Mental Health Network, NHS Employers Policy Board and NHS People Plan Advisory Group.
Outside of the NHS, Marie took up her first Director level role at 23 and subsequently worked for over 20 years in senior executive roles within local government, housing and the third sector. She also provided management consultancy for the public and third sectors, specialising in working with Boards at times of crisis.
Marie’s honours include, Freedom of the London Borough of Newham; 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.