NICE has appointed its new Chief Executive, Professor Gillian Leng, currently Deputy Chief Executive, set to take up the position in April.
Professor Leng has served as Deputy Chief Executive since 2007, and, as Director of Health and Social Care, is well-placed to take on the new role. The out-going Chief Executive, Sir Andrew Dillon, has held the position since its creation in 1999.
NICE Chair (Interim) Tim Irish said:
“The Board of NICE is delighted to appoint Gill to the role of Chief Executive. NICE has a unique and unparalleled history and we wish to thank Andrew for his outstanding leadership over the last two decades. Looking ahead, NICE has a very exciting and ambitious future, and the Board is unanimously agreed that Gill has the leadership qualities to take us forward.”
Prof. Leng said:
“Under Andrew’s leadership NICE has gained a formidable reputation both nationally and internationally as a world leader in guidance development. I am honoured and privileged to have been appointed as its second Chief Executive. I look forward to working with the Institute’s staff and stakeholders as we enter an exciting new chapter of innovative changes to deliver our portfolio of guidance into the hands of frontline staff in an easy and intuitive way.”
Read NICE’s announcement here.