Nora Nanayakkara


Nora holds a number of public service roles, including Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and Non Executive Director on the Board of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA), which oversees the production and regulation of the UK’s official statistics system.

Private sector experience has been gathered through her international experiences as a Director of Operations at tech company Sedo, a German organisation that hosts a platform for web traffic monetization and domain name sales. Having launched Sedo’s UK presence, Nora was appointed as a Non Executive Director to the Board of the private limited company Nominet, which runs a critical piece of the UK’s digital infrastructure; the .uk domain name register. She served three terms there and was then appointed by Nominet as Senior Independent Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee to the board of its corporate foundation, Nominet Trust, which managed a multimillion pound fund to award funding to tech entrepreneurs who developed innovative tech solutions to society’s problems.

As well as her cross sectoral non executive portfolio and governance roles, Nora brings valuable experience of professional regulation through her role as a lay fitness to practice chair at the General Dental Council (GDC), as a lay Chair at the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), an independent member of the Bar Council’s audit committee and the ACCA’s Regulation Board. Nora is Chair of the ACCA Appointments Board and has a Ministerial NED position in Ireland on the Board of the Digital Hub in Dublin. She is also a member of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB).

Register of interest are disclosed here.


The Member of the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration is independent. Its role is to make recommendations to the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Health, the First Minister and the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing of the Scottish Parliament, the First Minister and the Minister for Health and Social Services in the Welsh Assembly Government and the First Minister, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Health, Social Services and Public Safety of the Northern Ireland Executive on the remuneration of doctors and dentists taking any part in the National Health Service.

Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration

Previous roles in government

  1. Non-executive board member
  2. Non-executive board member, IPO