New Chief Executive appointed

Professor Lisa Jardine, Chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), today announced that Peter Thompson has been appointed as the Authority’s new Chief Executive.

Peter has had an impressive career in central Government and for the past three years he has been Director of Strategy and Information at the HFEA. In this role Peter has played a major part in leading the Authority’s work on preparations for the new HFE Act, implementation of our policy on Multiple Births and the Donation Review.

Professor Jardine said: “There is nothing more important for the Authority than appointing the right Chief Executive to lead us through the next three years which will pose a real challenge for us. We intend to continue to build on our international reputation as a leading regulator and Peter has all of the qualities we need to take us forward. I am delighted to be able to work with him, - and the very talented team we have – to maintain the very high standards we have set.”

Peter will take up the post when the current Chief Executive leaves at the end of March.

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