Anna Walker is currently Chair at South West Academic Health Science Network, Deputy Chair and non-executive director at South London and the Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a lay Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. She is also Chair of St George’s Hospital Charity.
Anna’s background is in competition, regulation, performance improvement and consumer policy. She was Chair of the Office of Rail and Road (2009 and 2015), Chief Executive of the Healthcare Commission (2004 to 2009) and Deputy Director General at the Office of Telecommunications. She was a Deputy Chair of the Council of Which? and a non-executive director at Welsh Water.
Anna was a civil servant at the Department of Trade and Industry with roles including competition policy and Director General Energy. She was also Director General Rural Affairs at Defra from 2002 to 2004.