I explore the art of living with Dame Marianne Griffiths; the Chief Executive Officer of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
She is a true trailblazer, not just because she was the first female NHS CEO to be named as one of the top five chief executives of the year at the 2021 HSJ awards, but for the outstanding work she has done throughout her successful career as well as her admirable perseverance.
She exudes passion, charisma, humility and compassion and stands on the shoulders of those she leads and serves. Marianne has reached what some may say is the pinnacle of her career but she still strives for more with her Patient First program, empowering those around her and under her to innovate.
She is an energetic family person who loves her dogs and is not afraid of a physical challenge like climbing Ben Nevis and like all great leaders is an avid reader.
Marianne’s art of living through compassionate leadership, continued self learning and constant reflection makes her an incredible role model for us all.
“People can do great things when they are empowered.” – Marianne Griffiths