John Jeans
Non-Executive Director and Chair
Digital Health and Care Institute Management

John is a Non-Executive Director who chairs the Digital Health and Care Institute and serves on the Boards of EM Imaging, Renishaw plc, ProMetic Life Science Inc. and ProMetic Pharma SMT Ltd. His previous positions include Chairmanships of Imanova Ltd and the UK BioCentre as well as Directorships of Alliance Medical and Myconostica.

John was previously the Chairman of Cardiff University and a Director of the University Employers Association. From 2009, he was Deputy Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, a member of its Audit and Risk Committee and Chaired the Trustee Board of MRC Technology (LifeArc) until 2014.
An advisor to public and third sector organisations, John was appointed by the Prime Minister from 2014 to 2018 as the Life Science Champion for medical technology. He leads Innovate UK’s Health KTN Board and has contributed to advisory panels for the MRC, EPSRC, NIHR, NCUB, NPL and the Wellcome Trust.

John has served on several government bodies including a Ministerial Committee on Medical Technologies, was an inaugural member of the Science Advisory Council for Wales and a founder Trustee of the Francis Crick Institute.

He was awarded the CBE for services to Life Sciences, Healthcare and Science in 2012.



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