Anna Collins is an Associate of The Consultation Institute with 20 years’ experience in the public sector with responsibility for the safe delivery of public involvement programmes. With extensive practical application of communication and engagement activity and stakeholder relationship building, she has worked on transformation programmes with the dual aim of keeping the organisations involved legally safe and reputationally intact.
Anna has worked at executive level in the NHS at the Countess of Chester Foundation Trust and Staffordshire Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Sustainability & Transformation Partnership. She has delivered a significant public involvement programme to reconfigure community hospitals and community hub services without legal challenge.
Anna also has 14 years public sector communication and engagement leadership experience with two Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioners and Cheshire Police Authority where she managed public consultation about the police budget, priorities and the recommissioning of victim support services as well as proposals for police station closures and police force mergers. During this time, her participatory budgeting projects in challenged Cheshire communities received recognition from the Cheshire Lieutenancy in the form of a proud day spent at The Queen’s Garden Party and she received a Chief Constable’s Commendation from Sir Peter Fahy for a significant staff engagement change programme.