Ann Sutton


Ann Sutton has worked in the NHS for 35 years, most recently as director of commissioning for NHS England. She was responsible for setting up the new direct commissioning system that includes specialised services, primary care, public health, health and justice and services for the armed forces and their families.

Before this Ann was a chief executive of a number of high-performing primary care trusts. She has led a number of local, regional and national strategic change programmes and is recognised for collaborative working and in particular for building strong partnerships between health and local government.

Ann is a non-executive director on the University of Kent Council and a member of its audit and remuneration committees. She has an MBA in strategic health services management and is undertaking a professional certificate in coaching at Henley.


Our Services and Solutions

Verita Consultancy Limited is a leading independent serious investigations consultancy for regulated organisations. Based in London and Leeds we specialise in carrying out objective investigations of complex and often sensitive issues in a thorough and progressive manner.

We provide organisations with specialist support and advise them on challenging operational and strategic issues in order to help them evolve and improve. At Verita, we are known for our thoroughness and commitment to producing evidence-based reports and advice that not only withstand rigorous challenge but provide insight and a clear path to resolution or improvement.

Our approach is measured, appropriate and acutely focused on finding solutions. Our approach saves our clients time and money by getting it right the first time.


Areas that we cover include:

Serious incidents

Compliance concerns

Complaint handling

Governance issues

Reviews and inquiries



Quality assessment

Consultancy services

Diagnostic tools

Independent review service

Root cause analysis training