Yinka Makinde

Director of Digital Workforce, NHS England

Yinka combines a career in Pharmacy, Digital Transformation, Entrepreneurship, and an unrelenting passion to prevent illness through the adoption of technology. She is driven by impact and legacy.

Over the course of her 27-year career, Yinka has worked for Accenture, CSC, GlaxoSmithKline, Singapore General Hospital, and multiple NHS organisations across the UK leading digital transformation and care delivery. She is currently Director of Digital Workforce for NHS England.

Previously serving as Head of Innovation at NHSx focussing on virtual care, and as Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London, she grew London’s position as a global commercial destination for digital health innovation, through programmes that supported payors and digital health suppliers. Prior to that Yinka, as an entrepreneur, founded and led the commercialisation of a tech start-up Vitalfootprint.

Yinka has been featured in the media including the Guardian; National Health Executive; Tech City News, and is a regular speaker at industry events. Yinka sits on the Smart London Board. She was previously a Trustee of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics, and sat on the London Child Obesity Taskforce.