Board, executive team and senior leaders interests register

This register shows current declarations of interest made by our:

  • non-executive directors
  • executive team members
  • senior leaders.

We publish it as part of our commitment to transparency and openness.

We keep a record of previously declared interests for 2 years. Contact us to request information about previous interests.

More information

Our declaration of interests policy (Word) explains what we mean by 'interests' and:

  • when they must be declared
  • how they are recorded
  • how conflicts of interest are managed.

Non-executive directors

Non-executive directorInterests
Sharmila Nebhrajani OBE (board chairman) Trustee, Thompson Reuters Founders Share Company. (remunerated)

General council member, University of Oxford. (non-remunerated)

Non-executive director, Halma plc. (remunerated)

Chairman, Sovereign Grant Audit Committee. (non-remunerated)

Non-executive director, Lord Chamberlain's Committee. (remunerated)

Non-executive director, Coutts & Co. (remunerated)

Non-executive director, ITV plc. (remunerated)

Non-executive director, Severn Trent Water plc. (remunerated)
Michael Borowitz (non-executive director) Non-Executive Director Member, World Health Organization (WHO) technical advisory group (TAG) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC). (non-remunerated)
Dr Mark Chakravarty (non-executive director) Non-executive director, Care Quality Commission. (remunerated)

Non-executive director, Health Innovation Manchester. (remunerated)

Strategic advisor, Nye Health. (remunerated)

Co-owner and company director, Squarecircle Consulting GmbH. (remunerated)

Spouse is owner and company director, Squarecircle Consulting GmbH. (remunerated)

Advisor & investor Quantified Communications Inc, shares and convertible debt. (remunerated)

Consulting executive, Corporate Visions Inc. Communications Training. (remunerated)

Novartis & Alcon shares/options which are either blocked or managed under a blind mandate. (remunerated)

Advisor, Archetype (remunerated)
Jackie Fielding (non-executive director) Non-executive director, Scottish Brain Sciences. (remunerated)

Member of Patient Safety Committee, South Tyneside and Sunderland Foundation Trust (remunerated)

Non-executive director, Sequana Medical. (remunerated)

Advisor, HealthComms Consulting. (remunerated)

Non-executive director, 3D Lifeprints. (remunerated)
Professor Gary Ford CBE (non-executive director) Bayer acute stroke trial consultancy. (remunerated – paid to employer)

CSL Behring Consultancy advice for stroke trial design. (remunerated)

Chair trial steering committee NIHR funded Pharyngeal Electrical stimulation for Acute Stroke dysphagia Trial (PhEAST). (non-remunerated)

Board member, Accelerated Access Collaborative. (non-remunerated)

Chair Pfizer/Bristol Myers Squibb independent atrial fibrillation detection improvement grants – not product related. (non-remunerated)

Chair, Academic Health Science Network (AHSN). (non-remunerated)

Trustee, Health Services Research UK. (non-remunerated)

Director, Cogentis and Accelerare companies, support activities of the Oxford Academic Health Science Network. (non-remunerated)

Trustee, Picker Institute. (non-remunerated)

Professor of stroke medicine, Green Templeton College, Oxford University, governing body fellow. (non-remunerated)

Consultant physician, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (remunerated)

Chief executive officer, Oxford Academic Health Science Network. (remunerated)

Strategy board member, National Institute for Health Research. (non-remunerated)
Alina Lourie (non-executive director) Board member, Agrimetrics. (remunerated)

Member, Knowledges and Services Board, and special advisor, Institute of Engineering and Technology. (remunerated)

Board member, Manchester University Press. (non-remunerated)

Vice chair of the Board and chair of Business Development Committee, Thrive. (non-remunerated)
Professor Bee Wee CBE (non-executive director) Visiting professor, Bournemouth University (non-remunerated) Visiting Professor, Lewis-Manning Hospice (non-renumerated)

Donation governor, Christ’s Hospital (non-renumerated)

Honorary professor, palliative medicine, Sichuan University, China. (non-remunerated)

Official fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford (renumerated)

Consultant and senior lecturer in palliative medicine, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. (renumerated)

Member, Deloitte Clinical Network (remunerated)

Board member, the National Medical Research Council of Singapore. (remunerated)
Dr Justin Whatling (non-executive director) Member, techUK Health & Social Care Council. (non-remunerated)

Trustee of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics (FCI), and interim chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Sub Committee (FCI). (non-remunerated)

Managing director, Global Health & Life Sciences at Palantir Technologies. (remunerated)

Member of academy of computing board, BCS The Chartered Institute of IT, representing BCS on the BMJ Health & Care Informatics Journal’s Management Committee. (non-remunerated)

Member of CW+ Innovation Advisory Group, led by Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its official charity CW+. (non-remunerated)

Member, Transition Committee for the Clinical Informatics Community Group, BCS The Chartered Institute of IT (non-remunerated)

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Executive team members

Executive team memberInterests
Dr Samantha Roberts (chief executive) Member, Singaporean Agency for Care Effectiveness, International Advisory Group (remunerated to NICE)

Share options in Legal and General Plc. (remunerated)
Jonathan Benger (chief medical officer and interim director of centre for guidelines) Consultant in emergency medicine, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (remunerated)

Honorary consultant in pre-hospital emergency medicine, South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (non-remunerated)

Professor of emergency care, University of the West of England, Bristol (remunerated)

Trustee, Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (non-remunerated)
Helen Brown (chief people officer) Medtronic shares (to be placed in a blind trust)
Mark Chapman (director of HealthTech) Spouse is employed at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Shareholding in Medtronic PLC (shares held in a blind trust).

Spouse owns small shareholding in Medtronic PLC.
Nick Crabb (chief scientific officer) Brother works for The Devices Centre of Excellence, Pfizer R&D UK Ltd.
Jane Gizbert (director of communications) Governor, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, Council of Governors. (non-remunerated)
Helen Knight (director of medicines evaluation) No registered interests.
Clare Morgan (director of impact and partnerships) No registered interests.
Boryana Stambolova (interim director of finance) No registered interests.
Raghu Vydyanath (chief information officer) Close relative is employed by Access Infinity Digital, which assists pharma companies.

Shareholding - Oracle Corporation.

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Senior leaders

The following interests have been declared by staff above salary grade 8d on the Agenda for Change or the equivalent salary on medical and dental terms and conditions.

Senior leaderInterests
Jacoline Bouvy (programme director, medicines evaluation) Member of ISPOR Europe Programme committee (2022 and 2023 conferences). Receive complimentary registration for the conference.

Member of Editorial Board, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy (a Springer Journal). Only renumeration is complementary online access to the journal.

Editorial board member of PharmacoEconomics - non-renumerated
Jeremy Braybrook (consultant clinical adviser) Royal College of Physicians regional specialty adviser for medical oncology.

Trustee 'It's in the Bag' testicular cancer charity.

Member of Sciensus medical advisory committee.

Medical oncology adviser to Genesis care.

Private practice in medical oncology through Bristol Oncology Ltd - one session/week.

Honorary associate professor, University of Bristol.

Employed by University of Oxford as a senior clinical research fellow (one day/week).

Employed by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation trust as a consultant medical oncologist.
Elaine Cartwright (associate director, resource impact) Trustee – The David Lewis Centre.
Anastasia Chalkidou (associate director) HTAi Scientific Meeting Advisory Group.

Co-Chair HTAi Medical Devices interest group.
Dalia Dawoud (associate director, research) Speaker, AMGEN Sponsored Panel, ISPOR USA Conference.

Professor, Cairo University (faculty of pharmacy).

Executive Committee Secretary of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) Social and Administrative Pharmacy Section (FIP).

Director on ISPOR Board of Directors.

Associate Editor, Value in Health (ISPOR Journal), 2020-2024.
Ross Dent (associate director) Close family member is Consultant in Acute Medicine and Nephrology, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
Susan Faulding (administrative and clinical adviser) Visiting lecturer at School of Healthcare Studies, York University.

Member of the Joint Formulary Committee for the British National Formulary (BNF).

Fellow and member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.
Joanna Hulme (associate director, medicines optimisation) Parent governor on Chelford Church of England Primary School’s Governing Board.
Jasdeep Hayre (associate director) Close family member works as a senior clinical psychologist for the Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.
Pall Jonsson (programme director) Board member of the GetReal Institute which is incorporated in the Netherlands (a not-for-profit organisation).
Kate Kelley (associate director) Close family member is a psychiatry trainee.
Helen Landels (technical director) Family member is VP of global business development at Adherium.
Danielle Mason (associate director, strategic communications and marketing) Close family member is employed by Veeva Systems.
Mark Minchin (associate director, indicators) Family member is Head of Major Projects in the UK for an international care home operator.
Vanessa Nunes (associate director - guidelines development/NGA and NGC) Member and contributor to the FSRH Guideline Development Project Steering Group, providing advice on guideline development.

Close family member is the founder and Director of Symmetron Ltd.
Pilar Pinilla-Dominguez (associate director, Nice international) Member of the Board of Directors of the Spanish Health Economics Association.
Eric Power (programme director) Member of Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Registered with General Pharmaceutical Council. 

Close family member is employed as Project Manager in NHS England Primary Group.
Koonal Shah (associate director) Office of Health Economics - member of the OHE Policy Committee.

EuroQol Group Association – member of the EuroQol Group.

University of Sheffield – honorary senior research fellow at the School of Health and Related Research.
Rebecca Smith (associate director) Close family member works at Daily Mail Group.
Nichole Taske (associate centre director, methodology) Trustee of Breast Cancer UK (BCUK).

Member of the QinetiQ Ethics Committee (QEC).
Ian Watson (associate director) Friends employed by pharmaceutical companies in HTA/economic modelling and in early research (no financial relationship and no knowledge of involvement with specific technologies).

Family member employed in the pharmaceutical industry, but not understood to have any involvement in any technologies that are subject to NICE guidance or to be considered for guidance.
Andrew Wheeler (head of strategy, policy and international) Close family member is employed at Feebris Ltd, a virtual ward provider.
Steve Williamson (associate director) Associate Lecturer status at Newcastle University (Oncology MSc, school of Pharmacy).

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