Interim co-chair

Michael Whitehouse OBE


Michael Whitehouse is a qualified accountant and auditor with over 30 years’ experience as an external auditor of central government on behalf of Parliament. For 15 years he was an Executive Board Member of the National Audit Office and he spent eight years as Chief Operating and Board Member responsible for finance until his retirement in 2017. He now holds a range of non-executive portfolio appointments.

Michael has been appointed interim co-chair of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency from 12 July 2023 and until we recruit a new chair of the MHRA.

Interim co-chair

The co-chair is appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department of Health and Social Care and has particular responsibility for providing effective strategic leadership of the agency.

Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency