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Balram Veliath

Non-executive director at NHS Digital
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Balram Veliath is a non-executive director on the NHS Digital Board. He joined the Board on 1 July 2018, leading on culture, values and stakeholder relations.

He is currently the Director of Quality, Risk and Assurance at the BBC, where his responsibilities include internal audit, risk management, safety and security, and assurance of critical projects.

Previously, he has worked in senior executive roles with Royal Bank of Scotland and ABN Amro, covering internal audit and risk management across operations and technology. Prior to this, he worked in KPMG for 12 years, including as a partner with responsibility for financial audits across a range of sectors.

Balram qualified as a chartered accountant in 1988 and has over 25 years' experience of risk governance, including developing and implementing risk management systems, assisting organisations to assess their capacity to handle risk and supporting Boards with monitoring culture, diversity and inclusion.