Professor Malcolm Grant has been named by health secretary Andrew Lansley as the preferred choice to head up the NHS Commissioning Board.
Professor Grant currently holds the post of president and provost of University College London (UCL), and is expected to take up post at the end of October 2011. He is a qualified barrister and academic lawyer with wide experience of public service, including the Local Government Commission, Higher Education Funding Council for England and as a UK business ambassador.
The chair of the NHS Commissioning Board will provide strategic leadership and vision for NHS commissioning.
See the DH website for details: http://mediacentre.dh.gov.uk/2011/10/14/lansley-names-preferred-chair-of-nhs-commissioning-board/