Sir Bruce Keogh, KBE

Sir Bruce has had a distinguished international career as a cardiac surgeon. He held the chair of Cardiac Surgery at University College London before being appointed Medical Director of the NHS and Director General in the Department of Health, a role that later transferred to NHS England. During this period (2007-18) he was close to the development and implementation of NHS policy with particular responsibility for clinical policy and strategy. He was the professional lead for doctors in the National Health Service with a focus on promoting quality, clinical leadership and innovation across the health NHS.