Marie Burnham


Before becoming chair of the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Marie was the independent lay chair for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate Joint Committee, which is made up of five clinical commissioning groups and is part of the area’s integrated care system.

Marie has a wealth of expertise and understanding regarding the importance of joined up care for people and communities across all health and social care sectors, which includes being the independent chair of the Central Lancashire Integrated Care Partnership since 2018. Other roles include being the committee chair for NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) the most recent included chairing the Weight Management Committee. Marie is also the chair of Pennine Trust Academy of Schools, where she has worked on a volunteer basis since 2017.

Marie brings with her over 30 years of leadership experience ‎from health services and the charitable sector, including NHS executive and non-executive roles with responsibility for performance and governance. Prior to this she was a registered nurse.

Registered interests

  • Independent chair of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust
  • Independent chair of NICE Committee for weight management
  • Chair of Pennine Multi Academy Trust

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