Wendy Clark appointed as Chief Digital and Information Officer

Wendy Clark has been appointed as the new Chief Digital and Information Officer (CDIO) for NHS Blood and Transplant and will be joining the organisation on 6 January.

31 October 2019

Wendy is a Digital and Technology Leader with a strong delivery track record in private sector, national security and the NHS.  Wendy joins us from NHS Digital where she was the Executive Director of Product Development leading on delivering national products for citizens, clinicians and NHS staff.  This included working closely with NHS Blood and Transplant on a number of projects, including the NHS App. 

Wendy Clark, NHSBT's new Chief Digital and Information Officer

Wendy said: “I am really excited to be joining NHSBT as Chief Digital and Information Officer and can’t wait to start contributing to the important mission of saving and improving lives through blood, organ, stem cell and tissue donation”.

Prior to joining NHS Digital, Wendy spent a number of years in a National Security agency as Chief Information Officer (CIO) where she worked closely with international partners to build world leading innovative technology solutions and to deliver mission critical IT Services.  The initial part of Wendy’s career was in the private sector leading technology change for organisations such as BP, Thomson Reuters, Astra Zeneca and Bechtel.

Wendy is an active supporter of diversity and inclusion and has sponsored gender and LGBT networks in previous organisations.  In her spare time Wendy is a Trustee for Breast Cancer UK.

Betsy Bassis, Chief Executive, said: “Wendy is highly motivated and enthusiastic to be joining NHS Blood and Transplant, leading the ICT team in saving and improving lives by transforming our digital and information services for donors, colleagues and hospitals alike. Technology supports every aspect of our work - from matching donations with recipients, to maintaining open channels of communication between all areas of our organisation. It underpins everything that we do and everything that we hope to do in the future. I look forward to welcoming Wendy to this great organisation.”