Thackray Museum of Medicine appoints new trustee Sam Dixon to its executive board

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sam Dixon to ourr executive board of trustees.

Sam Dixon joins a board of trustees comprised of Chairman Dr Neil Kaiper-Holmes, Medical Director Simon Kay, Dr Atia Khan, Nicole Fowler, Jo Norry MBE, Nosober Latif, Sharon Heal, Aidan Hindley, Dr David Hopes, Mark Goldstone, and Hannah Fox.

Sam Dixon is a Partner and UK Head of Innovation at Leeds-based transatlantic law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson. He sits on the Yorkshire board of the Turnaround Management Association and has extensive experience of advising businesses, charities and providers of public services on navigating through changes and challenges.

In his role as Head of Innovation, Dixon has responsibility for shaping innovation strategy and has experience of rolling out technology solutions including automated processes and the use of machine learning. He has a long-standing interest in how technology can help to shape the future. Prior to qualifying as a lawyer, he led and grew the online retail division of Outdoor Action n the early days of online retail. He subsequently became an early adopter of music technology which helped to fulfil a childhood dream of becoming a professional DJ. Dixon also holds a Masters in Advanced Legal Practice from Northumbria University, completed the PWC Leadership Development Program and is currently studying the Power MBA.

On his appointment at Thackray Museum of Medicine, Sam Dixon said: “I am delighted to be joining the Thackray at an exciting time in its history. It already plays an important role in inspiring the next generation of people who will go on to save people’s lives; whether as healthcare professionals or by coming up with the next big healthcare innovation. With the strong medtech sector here in Leeds, the museum is ideally located to grow in its national and international importance. I look forward to working with the rest of the team to help deliver that.”