Chairman - Ceri Phillips BSc (Econ), MSc (Econ), PhD
Ceri, who was educated at Cardiff and Swansea universities, has over 20 years experience as a health economist.
He is a non-executive member of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and a member of the 1000 Lives+ Programme Board. He is also a member of the Management Board of the NICE Collaborating Centre for Cancer and has recently been a member of NICE Programme Development Groups on a range of public health issues.
Ceri is also a member of the Bevan Commission, having been originally appointed in 2009 - on the 60th anniversary of the NHS - to advise and oversee the new configuration and structure of NHS Wales. He was a member of the Steering Group of the Primary and Community Services Strategic Development Programme, that created Setting the Direction; the recommendations of which are charting the future direction of Welsh health policy.
Until 2011 he was the health economics member of the All Wales Medicines Strategy Group (AWMSG), which advises the Welsh Minister of Health and Social Services on matters relating to prescribing decisions and medicines management.
He has undertaken commissioned work on the evaluation of programmes and interventions for a range of organisations, including the World Health Organisation, Welsh Government, Department of Health, Department of Work and Pensions and a range of health and social care authorities and pharmaceutical companies. He has published extensively in the field of health economics, health and social policy, with over 140 books and journal articles.