Direct from Europe leading global teams in digital health innovation, Ann-Marie Cavanagh joined the Ministry of Health as Chief Technology and Digital Services Officer in December 2016. Ann-Marie most previously worked as Head of Digital Strategy for Novartis Pharmaceuticals in Switzerland, a role she held for three years. Originally from the UK, Ann-Marie trained as a clinical pharmacologist at the University of Liverpool. After graduating, she went on to work in the health care industry ranging from small start-up agencies to global organisations innovating in the area of digital health. Ann-Marie is part of the Executive Leadership Team based at the Ministry in Wellington.