Dr Rima Makarem

Rima initially trained as a scientist before going on to hold senior roles within the global pharmaceutical sector. She has built up a broad non-executive track record over recent years, including significant work locally, regionally and nationally in the health and care sector.

Dr. Rima Makarem, Sue Ryder's Chair of Trustees

She currently chairs the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care System. Other roles in her portfolio include Lay Council member for the General Pharmaceutical Council, and Chair of Queen Square Enterprises Ltd.

Rima was also until recently the Senior Independent Director and Audit Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), as well as the Audit Chair and an External Commissioner at the House of Commons Commission, working closely with the Speaker and the Leader of the House.

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Our leadership team
Our leadership team is responsible for making important decisions and guiding the organisation. They work together to set goals, make sure we are working well and are following all the necessary rules and regulations.
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About Sue Ryder
For over 70 years Sue Ryder's doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.
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How we make an impact
How we are making a difference by providing vital care and support to people going through the most difficult times of their lives.