Dr Liz Mear

Chief Executive
@ Innovation Agency

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  • Bio

Dr Liz Mear is Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency, the Academic Health Science Network for the North West Coast.  The Innovation Agency support the health and care sector to adopt innovation and provides business development for industry partners who work with health and care organisations.  Liz helped to set up the Innovation Agency when she was Chief Executive of the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Cheshire and Merseyside Comprehensive Local Research Network.  Liz has been a Director in an acute NHS Trust, a mental health NHS foundation trust and an ambulance trust.

Liz is an External Director of the Northern Health Science Alliance and Well North and is a Non-Executive Director of Lancashire and Cumbria Innovation Alliance Test Bed.  She sits on the Board of Health Services Research UK and is co-chair of the NIHR Dissemination Centre Steering Group. In addition she is a Trustee of the Stroke Association and is the past Chair of the National AHSN Network.

Prior to joining the NHS Liz worked in local government, holding a variety of senior customer service roles.  Liz has also worked as a senior management consultant, specialising in public sector business performance improvement and change management.

  • My Upcoming Events

  • Delivering the NHS Long Term Plan

    • 03-04-2019
    • 09:25 - 16:05
    • Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre, London