Ann Maree is a highly respected health leader who has led significant healthcare and workforce reforms, quality and safety reviews, and state-wide improvement initiatives. She has extensive experience in professional leadership, tertiary health service provision, corporate and clinical governance, major capital works and public administration.
Ann Maree held the position of Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and Deputy CEO at Safer Care Victoria, the peak Sate body for quality and safety improvement in health care, for six years until July 2022. She was a founding member of Safer Care Victoria and was the acting CEO during 2020- 2021.
Prior to commencing with Safer Care Victoria Ann Maree spent 12 years as the Executive Director of Ambulatory and Nursing Services at Austin Health a role that combined operational and professional leadership.
During this time, she grew engagement and recognition of nursing across the organisation and implemented key workforce reforms to improve patient safety and quality of care.
Ann Maree holds post-graduate qualifications, is a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Master of Enterprise (University of Melbourne). She is a Board member and Deputy Chair Sexual Health Victoria where she chairs the Quality and Risk Board Sub-Committee.
In 2020 Ann Maree was recognised for her accomplishments in the public sector and pioneering leadership of Victoria's women by the Institute of Public Administration Australia as one of the top 50 Public Sector Women.
In 2023 Anne Maree was awarded a distinguished alumni award from LaTrobe University in recognition of her contribution to healthcare and the nursing and midwifery professions.