Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA).
Jennifer has been Chief Executive of the Health Foundation since October 2013, and before that was Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust. Prior to this, she was Director of Policy at The King's Fund and was the policy advisor to the Chief Executive of the National Health Service between 1998 and 2000.
The UKHSA’s Non-Executive Members will provide impartial oversight and advice to the UKHSA’s chair Ian Peters and Chief Executive Officer Dame Jenny Harries, helping the organisation to deliver its strategic objectives.
The UKHSA is responsible for protecting the public from the impact of infectious diseases, chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents and other health threats. It provides intellectual, scientific and operational leadership at national and local level, as well as on the global stage, to make the nation’s health secure.
Dr Jennifer Dixon, Chief Executive of the Health Foundation, said:
'I’m delighted to be appointed to the UK Health Security Agency board. The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how important it is for the UK to be well prepared for potential health shocks, and also the importance of tackling health inequalities for our health security.
'I’m looking forward to working with Jenny, Ian and the other Non-Executive Directors on these vital issues.'