National recognition for NHS North East London Leader

Marie Gabriel CBE, chair of the North East London Integrated Care Board, has been named in the Health Services Journal’s (HSJ) annual list of the 50 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic health leaders for her contribution to the NHS.

Sponsored by the NHS Race and Health Observatory, the HSJ list recognises the 50 Black, Asian and minority ethnic figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in NHS and health policy over the next 12 months.

Speaking about her recognition, Marie said: “I am proud to be recognised amongst such incredible people who are really making a difference in the NHS.

“My commitment to advancing health equity and tackling structural racism are constants throughout my career and I am proud that in north east London we have committed to being an anti-racist ICS, working with our people, communities and partners to actively address unequal access, outcomes and employment experiences.”

Marie, who was awarded a CBE in 2018 for services to the NHS, has two decades’ experience at board level in the NHS, education and the voluntary sector and is the first chair of the NHS Race and Health Observatory as well as chair of North East London Integrated Care Board, co-chair of the London People Board and a member of the Mayor of London’s Health Board – making her one of the leading NHS figures in London.