Director of Policy and Strategy set to leave post at the end of March

11th March 2021 about a 2 minute read

FCC’s Director of Policy and Strategy, Annemarie Naylor MBE, will be stepping down from her role at the end of this month. After four and a half years at FCC, Annemarie will be taking up a new position in the skills, employment and justice field.

Through her policy, advocacy and research work at FCC, she has raised the organisation’s profile significantly in the field of data in health and social care, whilst setting the foundations for FCC’s future impact in the areas of health and care tech and innovation.

Annemarie and her team have delivered research on unleashing the potential and harnessing the value of health and care data, as well as highlighting key gaps and deficiencies in the social care data available to policy-makers and commissioners. She has also promoted the concept of a ‘Sovereign Health Fund’ whilst supporting MPs and Peers on a variety of Parliamentary Bills. Through her team, FCC instigated our Sci-fi Fictions series, with one of the stories being shortlisted recently for a British Science Fiction Award.

Annemarie said “After 4 years leading FCC’s research, policy and advocacy work, I’m delighted the organisation has carved out a discernible niche to add value to important discussions about data, technology and innovation across the health and social care landscape. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with central government and our partners to explore leading-edge territory and improve outcomes for the charity’s beneficiaries. Whilst I will miss the team, it is time for me to tackle a new challenge, and I am excited to be taking on a new senior leadership role in the skills, employment and justice arena.”

Greg Allen, Chief Executive of FCC, said “Having worked closely with Annemarie for over three years, I am sad to see her leave, but delighted that she has found her next challenge. Annemarie has delivered so much for FCC in recent years. We can’t thank her enough for her contribution and wish her the best of luck in her new role.”

In the year ahead, FCC will continue to grow, developing and delivering innovative research around our strategic priorities – including health and care tech and innovation – in collaboration with a range of partners.