The NHS Confederation has announced the appointment of two new directors to the organisation.

Dr Johnny Marshall (pictured) and Matt Tee will join the senior team as executive directors and will take up their new roles after Easter.

Dr Marshall joins as director of policy and will lead on all areas of the NHS Confederation’s policy work. He will take on shared responsibility for growing the organisation’s partnership working across health and social care.

Matt Tee joins as chief operating officer, leading the NHS Confederation’s work on member engagement, business development and communications.

Dr Johnny Marshall has been a GP in Buckinghamshire since 1992. He served as chair of the National Association of Primary Care for three years from 2008 to 2011 and remains a member of the organisation’s executive. He is currently an Associate Director at the NHS Confederation.

Matt is currently managing director of communication and strategy consultancy Reputate. Prior to this he was Permanent Secretary Government Communication, overseeing communications for the UK Government and directing the Central Office of Information (COI).

Matt has also been chief executive of NHS Direct, a director general at the Department of Health and a board director at the Commission for Health Improvement, where he led on communications and ran the NHS ‘star ratings’.