Annie Topping

Board Member

Annie is a nurse and is currently the Executive Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Safety at NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group. Having come to the UK from abroad over 30 years ago, Annie has held senior management and Board level positions in a range of commissioning and provider organisations in the NHS and private sector. Annie joined Tyne as a Board member in 2019, bringing with her a wealth of operational delivery and strategic planning experience gained as a clinician and manager in hospital and primary care settings.

Annie is passionate about health and racial equity. Annie has a part time role with NHS England and Improvement regional and national teams on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Annie is an active member of a number of national guiding and working groups on Inequalities, International Recruitment and Nursing. Annie would like to use her professional and lived experience to help to make a real difference for people from ‘all’ backgrounds and heritage!

Annie holds a Master in Business Administration from Henley Management College and a LLM (Master of Laws) in medical law from Newcastle Northumbria University.