Sir Ian Andrews is a non-executive director on the NHS Digital Board. Sir Ian has been a non-executive director since 2013.
A former Second Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence who retired from the civil service in 2009, he was Non-Executive Chairman of the UK Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) – now part of the National Crime Agency – from 2009 to 2013.
For much of the last 20 years, he has been closely involved in the management of transformational change in large and complex organisations in the national security space. He was a managing director of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency and chief executive of the Defence Estates Agency.
As the Second Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, Sir Ian was a member of the Defence Board, where his responsibilities included information assurance and security. He continues to pursue a range of national security interests, including raising public and private sector awareness of cyber security threats and providing support to defence engagement.