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Carrie Marr – Recovery & Regrowth In a Pandemic: “Thriving, Not Surviving”


Carrie Marr
Chief Executive Officer, Clinical Excellence Commission (Australia)

Chief Executive of the Clinical Excellence Commission, Carrie Marr has a passionate focus on quality improvement and patient safety.

Carrie began her professional health career in Scotland as a nurse before a move into nursing education, followed by specialization in organization effectiveness and patient safety.

She has held a number of executive and consultancy roles within the National Health Service, Scotland, including Director, Tayside Centre for Organization Effectiveness and Associate Director, Change and Innovation. Prior to taking up the role at CEC in 2015, Carrie worked at Western Sydney Local Health District as Executive Director, Organization Effectiveness.

Carrie is a graduate of the advanced training program in Quality Improvement at Intermountain Health Care in Utah. She also holds a Bachelor of Science (Nursing); a Diploma in Education (Nurse Teaching); and a Master of Science (Organization Consulting). In January 2021 she became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney

Carrie continues to proactively collaborate and learn with health colleagues from across the globe. These experiences inform her leadership of continuous improvement in the work of New South Wales Health to deliver exceptional, patient-centred care.

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