Dr Liz Mear

Dr Liz Mear is the Chief Executive of the Innovation Agency. She is also Chair of the national AHSN Network, representing all 15 AHSNs in England.

In addition, she is a Board Director of the Northern Health Science Alliance; a member of the Well North Board; and sits on the Health Service Research UK Network Board. She is co-chair of the NIHR Health Services Research and Delivery Services Dissemination Centre; chair of the North West Procurement Development Board; and vice chair of the North West Coast Genomics Medicine Centre.

She helped to set up the Innovation Agency, before which she was Chief Executive of the Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the Cheshire and Merseyside Comprehensive Local Research Network.

Previously, Liz held a number of director roles in a variety of NHS organisations including the acute sector, mental health and ambulance service. She worked in local government for 17 years, 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.