Ann Williams is Commissioning and Contracts Manager of Adult Social services at Liverpool City Council, where she finds innovative ways to deliver care against a decreasing budget and increasing needs.
Ann has played a lead role in securing the 5G testbed trial for Health and Social Care at Liverpool. As part of the EU’s STOP&GO programme she focused on digitalising domiciliary care services and introducing IoT sensors to homes. She worked in local and regional Citizen Advice Bureau management for 19 years.
Ann is driven by a strong sense of social justice. Working with the most marginalised in society has heightened her awareness of societal inequalities and the current financial challenges to household and public budgets.
Ann is a member of Food Standards Agency’s (FSA) Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food and of the Campylobacter Group, where she’s working on a report into controlling campylobacter in food supplies. She is Vice Chair of Liverpool’s Central Local Research Ethics Committee and a core member of the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Public Health Advisory Group.