Ann Abraham was Parliamentary Ombudsman for the UK and Health Service Ombudsman for England from 2002 to 2011.
During her time as Ombudsman she published a number of high profile reports that identified failings in health and social care including the care of older people and people with learning disabilities.
From 2004 to 2017 Ann was Chair of Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust, which provides community and mental health services across Dorset.
Ann’s earlier career was spent in local and central government in England. She was Chief Executive of the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (now Citizens Advice) from 1991 to 1997 and Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales from 1997 to 2002. Ann served on the Committee on Standards in Public Life from 2000 to 2002.
Ann was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Law by the University of Winchester in 2012 and an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration by the University of Bournemouth in 2018.
Ann is currently a Trustee of the Dorset Mental Health Forum and a Pro-Chancellor with Bournemouth University.
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