Ann is Director of Ann Sutton Consulting Limited and is regularly approached to carry out a range of short term consultancy assignments.
A skilled and experienced former health service chief executive Ann´s last permanent NHS role was in the high profile national position of director of commissioning for NHS England. She has considerable board experience both as a commissioner and provider of services.
Ann qualified as a professional coach at Henley Business School building on the experience gained throughout her career as a mentor and coach to a diverse range of managerial and clinical leaders.
Ann has a particular interest and strength in improving services through a strong partnership between clinicians and managers and by working across organisational boundaries. She has been recognised for her joint work with local government. Her national director role included developing close working relationships with senior people in the Ministries of Defence and Justice and with Public Health England.
She is also a non-executive director on the University of Kent Council.
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"Ann helped me by challenging me to think strategically about where I wanted
to be in a few years' time. She then supported me in developing an action plan.
I felt very supported by Ann, even at times when she was challenging my
thinking. Ann creates a very calm and trusting environment in her coaching
sessions, and made me very comfortable sharing my personal views and thoughts
Sandra Senior NHS Manager
"Ann helped me
with her extensive experience, skills and stimulating sessions. The result was I
regained my focus and developed a clear direction for my career. It made it
possible to achieve results that I had not anticipated"
Tony Information & Technology Services Consultant
"Ann has helped me
to understand and channel how my leadership skills, breadth of experience and
intrinsic motivations from working as a senior HR professional enable me to
explore a broader and more innovative career path for my future."
Sarah Deputy Director of Human Resources
"Ann did an excellent job of chairing our all day meeting, it made such
a difference to the success of the event. It was a group with a wide
range of voices and it was a real balancing act to make sure not only
was everyone heard but also that, remarkably a clear consistent positive
message came through - and that was down in no small part to Ann's
Nick Ewbank, Director Nick Ewbank Associates
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