Sir Hugh Taylor KCB

Hugh joined the board in April 2011, was appointed to the Remuneration Committee in 2012 and to the Nominations Committee in 2015. He has been chairman of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since February 2011, having retired as permanent secretary at the Department of Health in 2010.

Sir Hugh joined the Department of Health in 1998 as the director general dealing with workforce issues in the NHS Executive and became permanent secretary in 2006. He began his civil service career in 1972 in the Home Office and has also worked in the Prison Service and the Cabinet Office.

He is also a trustee of the Nuffield Trust and Cicely Saunders International and is chair of the National Skills Academy for Health. He is currently the chair of a national review into how to accelerate access to innovative medicines and technologies. He also acted as interim chairman of The Christie NHS Foundation Trust from March to September 2014. 

Sir Hugh lives in south London and is married with two children.