Annie has extensive experience in strategic and operational management of Health business at National and European level, developing highly effective innovative health prevention and treatment solutions, with expertise in cardiovascular health. Annie is now Executive Director of the National Institute of Preventive Cardiology (NIPC), which was established by Croi Cardiac Foundation and is an affiliate of the National University of Ireland, Galway. The NIPC drives innovative and vital research in the areas of Heart Disease, Stroke, Diabetes and Obesity and brings together healthcare providers, institutions and industry in preventive action, offering patients and the public a platform for information exchange and discovery, with the aim of empowerment and self-care. As a qualified teacher and lecturer, Annie has the advantage of extensive academic experience and continues to be a Guest Lecturer at various Universities, including Imperial College London where she teaches on the Masters Preventive Cardiology course.