Maria Roche

Chief Operating Officer (Maternity Leave)

The AHSN NENC, National agenda, strategy

Maria is a clinical pharmacist and prescriber by training and has subsequently held a range of senior executive roles, regionally, nationally and internationally, spanning medical and regulatory affairs, quality management, strategic marketing, operations and general management.

In her career to date she has worked for several organisations including Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, UDG Healthcare, Abbott, and the Mater Private Healthcare Group. In May 2019 Maria joined the AHSN NENC as a Programme Director, and became designated National Programme Lead for PCSK9 inhibitors, one of NHSE/NHSI’s Accelerated Access Collaborative’s (AAC) rapid uptake products (RUP).

In 2020 she was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the AHSN and will continue to co-lead the national AHSN/AAC lipid management and FH programme

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