McKesson Appoints New Independent Director to Board

(Courtesy of: McKesson Corp.)

The board of directors at McKesson Corp. elected Ken Washington, the chief technology officer at Ford Motor Company, as a new independent director. This will increase the board from nine to ten members, nine of which are independent.

Washington leads Ford’s research, development, and implementation of the company’s technological innovations all around the world. He previously served as vice president of the Advanced Technology Center at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, and also built Lockheed’s privacy program. He has also worked in Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico.

“Ken’s years of experience in technology, research, and privacy strategy at complex global organizations will be invaluable to the board as we maintain oversight of the company and provide the leadership team with strategic guidance,” said Edward Mueller, McKesson’s independent board chair via release. “He joins the McKesson board of directors at an exciting time as the company drives forward its strategic growth initiative to transform care delivery, deepen relationships with customers, and pursue additional growth opportunities globally. We’re excited to welcome him.”

“I’m honored to join McKesson’s board of directors and look forward to working with my fellow board members and company leadership, advising on the strategic direction of the company,” added Washington via release. “I’m excited by the opportunity to help reshape the healthcare delivery ecosystem by advancing technologies that can improve patient care.”

Washington has been named to McKesson’s Compliance and Finance Committees.