Professor Tony Hazell retired from his post as assistant principal at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff in 2004.
Since 2001 he has served two terms as chairman of the board of the Velindre NHS Trust.
He has also worked at the School of Nursing and Midwifery Education at Cardiff University, and has served as a lay member of the Health Professions Council (HPC) since 2002.
Professor Hazell will take up his new post in January 2009, alongside 13 other new council members.
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