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To ask Her Majesty's Government when the chairman and chief executive of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence were appointed; and what is the normal intended tenure for those two positions.
The current chair of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was first appointed in March 1999. The total period in office that the chair can normally serve is 10 years but this may be exceeded with the agreement of the Commissioner for Public Appointments. Responsibility for appointing the chair of NICE has been delegated by the Secretary of State to the Appointments Commission, which has recently announced the reappointment of the current chair for a further year to the end of March 2013.
The current chief executive of NICE was also appointed to the role in March 1999. The chief executive is appointed by the NICE board, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State, and there is no time limit on this appointment.