Dr Anne Cusack’s journey started within medical research which led to an International career in the pharmaceutical industry. Following a Europe-based role with a Healthcare Start-up, Anne co-founded Critical Healthcare, now a leader in the Emergency Services market.
As a company they embraced innovative concepts and solutions and as a result, Anne led the transformation from what would have been a traditional distribution model into an International healthcare technology company.
As CEO, Anne brought Critical Healthcare through many milestones, the winning and retaining of multiple public and private contracts including the NHS, and Falck Europe, the largest provider of Emergency Services globally, the design and patenting of innovative new products, the creation of an own brand portfolio of medical consumables & medical devices and the design & development of their own software procurement platform adopted by multiple European emergency service providers.
Anne’s significant expertise in managing growth internationally resulted in Critical Healthcare’s expansion across 7 European countries.
In 2021 Critical Healthcare was acquired and Anne is now pursuing her many other interests.
As a result of her own journey through business, Anne is passionate about supporting other founders/CEOs to manage and scale their business and mentors CEOs from start-ups to large scale organisations.
A qualified Non-Executive Director from the Institute of Directors, Anne is involved in a number of organisations and boards. In 2019, Anne was invited by the then Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to serve as Chair of the Midlands Regional Enterprise Plan Steering Committee, 2019-2020 and again, 2020-2024.