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NHS Digital appoints Pete Rose as chief information security officer


By Awil Mohamoud
Reporter
10 February 2020

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NHS Digital has appointed Pete Rose as its new deputy CEO and chief information security officer (CISO) for the health and care system.

Mr Rose, who will begin on 4 May, will be responsible for running NHS Digital’s live services and cybersecurity. He will also be supporting health and care organisations to improve their own digital infrastructure.

He will be moving from his current Home Office position as deputy chief digital, data and technology officer and director of enterprise.

The chartered engineer has over 30 years’ experience in delivering technology and business management services to the defence, security and public safety sectors.

‘Delighted’

Mr Rose said: ‘I’m delighted to be joining NHS Digital later in the spring and contributing to the support of the health and social care system. I’ve always been motivated by supporting essential, front-line services to the public through technology, so the opportunity to work in the NHS is a huge privilege and an exciting challenge.

‘I look forward to working with, and learning from, health and social care specialists from across the sector, as well as contributing my own experience from other sectors.’

Chief executive at NHS Digital Sarah Wilkinson said: ‘Pete’s background in the management of complex national systems, and in particular, his extensive experience of managing cybersecurity and resilience planning, and major incident management, will enable him to bring deep expertise and strong strategic vision to this challenging and wide-ranging role. I greatly look forward to welcoming Pete to the organisation.’

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