Macdonnell, who takes up the post on 28 September, is currently director of global deployment at Google Health, which he joined from Google DeepMind.
Prior to his work at Google, he was national director of system transformation and director of strategy at NHS England. He has also held roles at Accenture, the Centre for Health Policy, Imperial College London and as an advisor at the Prime Minister’s delivery unit.
Sensyne Health CEO Lord (Paul) Drayson said: ‘Michael brings deep healthcare expertise and a strong track-record of driving healthcare improvements through the application of advanced technology. His experience of applying artificial intelligence to real-world research and clinical practice, in collaboration with both NHS and US-based healthcare providers, will be crucial in helping Sensyne to grow to its next stage of development. Importantly, he also strongly values social purpose, which matches Sensyne’s unique business model and ethical approach to the use of clinical AI.’