Andy McKeon

Andy McKeon became Chair of the Nuffield Trust in July 2016, taking over from Dame Carol Black after ten years at the helm.

Andy was formerly Senior Policy Fellow at the Nuffield Trust, and interim Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust from September 2013 to April 2014. Previously Andy had been a Trustee for five years. He was also Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Health Policy in the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.

Formerly a career civil servant at the Department of Health, Andy led on several major White Papers reshaping the NHS. He also had responsibility for primary care and all pharmaceutical matters.

He joined the Audit Commission in 2003, where he was responsible for all the Commission’s work in the NHS and on wider health matters. During his time at the Commission, he undertook a review for the Secretary of State on the NHS’s financial management and accounting regime and produced a number of major studies on the NHS and public health issues more generally.

Andy also served two terms as a non-executive member of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) and was also non-executive director of Egton Medical Information Systems (EMIS).

Selected former positions:

  • Deputy Chief Executive, Barts and the London NHS Trust;
  • Head of Primary Care, Department of Health;
  • Director General of Policy and Planning, Departmental Board Member, Department of Health (2002);
  • Managing Director, Health, Audit Commission (2003-2012).