Sharmila Nebhrajani

Chairman of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

United Kingdom

Sharmila Nebhrajani is Chairman of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), the organisation responsible for assessing the clinical and cost effectiveness of medical innovations in the NHS. Shar is also a Non Executive Director at Oxford University, Halma plc, Severn Trent plc, ITV plc and Coutts Bank. She currently chairs the Audit and Risk Committee for the Sovereign Grant and sits on the board of the Lord Chamberlain’s Committee for the Royal Household 

In her executive career she spent 15 years at the BBC, latterly as Chief Operating Officer for BBC Future Media & Technology, and was most recently Chief Executive at Wilton Park, an executive agency of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office convening international dialogues for senior policy makers from around the world with a special focus on global health. She has served as Deputy Chair of the Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority, Chairman of the Human Tissue Authority and on the boards of the Medical Research Council, the Association of Medical Research Charities and as trustee of the Health Foundation, a leading health policy think tank. 

Sharmila read Medicine at University Oxford and is a World Fellow at the University of Yale since 2007. She holds a certification from the Harvard Chan School of Public Health in AI and Health Care and was made an OBE in 2014 for services to medical research.