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Matthew Hudson was appointed Director for Resource management and better regulation in DG Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) in 2016, and became the Interim Director of the Health and Digital Executive Agency on 16 February 2021.

He joined the European Commission in 1993, and has served in a variety of posts in DG Agriculture and DG Health and Consumers, working on issues including: international veterinary and phytosanitary questions; the WTO Agreement on the application of sanitary and phytosanitary measures; institutional relations; resource management, better regulation; crisis management and business continuity planning.

Prior to the Commission, he worked for the United Kingdom civil service from 1979-1993.