Sir Bruce Keogh has been appointed independent non-executive chair of clinical AI company Sensyne Health plc.
Sir Bruce, who was previously an independent non-executive director of the company, which is headed up by former science minister Lord Drayson, is chair of Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.
He previously served as NHS medical director and director general in the Department of Health from November 2007 to March 2013. Following the 2012 health service reforms, he was appointed national medical director of NHS England from April 2013 to January 2018. During a decade as the most senior doctor in the NHS he had responsibility for national clinical policy and strategy.
The company also announced that Annalisa Jenkins and Andrew Gilbert have stepped down from the Board. As a result of the changes, Mary Hardy has been appointed as senior independent director and chair of the nomination committee.
Sir Bruce said: ‘The Board would like to thank Annalisa and Andrew for their important and valuable contributions to the company. We are now in the process of bolstering our Board and look forward to updating the market in due course.’
The search continues for an independent non-executive chair and additional independent non-executive directors.