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Our board

Our board decides on strategic direction, within an agreed framework. View our board minutes

Meet our board

Betsy Bassis will join NHS Blood and Transplant as Chief Executive on 4th March 2019. Read more about her appointment

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Sally Johnson

Interim Chief Executive (voting member)

Sally joined NHSBT in September 2008 as Director of Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT). Her work to transform organ donation and transplantation to record levels in the UK was recognised in the Queen’s 2018 Birthday Honours with an OBE for services to organ donors and recipients. Prior to joining NHSBT Sally was Chief Executive of Enfield Primary Care Trust for 6 years and then Programme Director responsible for achieving clinical reconfiguration across four South East London Acute Hospital Trusts. Sally became Interim Chief Executive on 30 July 2018. Our Chair, Millie Banerjee, is working to recruit a permanent Chief Executive, and aims to have someone identified by the end of 2018.

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Millie Banerjee

Chair (voting member)

Millie Banerjee has had a long and varied career in both the private and public sectors. She has extensive experience in corporate governance, having held a number of non-executive appointments including non-executive director of the Cabinet Office. Currently she is a non-executive director of East London NHS Foundation Trust and the interim chair of the College of Policing. She is the external examiner of the Telecoms with Business MSC course at University College London.

Non-executive members


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