Matt Hancock is one of the relatively unknown names to have emerged from the chaos of Theresa May's emergency reshuffle with a more prominent role.
The former culture secretary, who replaces longest-ever-serving health secretary Jeremy Hunt at a particularly challenging time for the NHS, has held a number of ministerial roles since becoming an MP in 2010.
After graduating with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Oxford University, and a masters in economics from Cambridge, he worked as an economist for the Bank of England, before working as a special advisor and then-chief of staff to then-shadow chancellor George Osborne.
But Hancock, a prominent Remain campaginer, was only promoted to the front bench earlier this year as culture secretary, possibly due to the suspicion arising from his former roles with Osborne, reports the Spectator.
With little experience of the NHS, we search the the lowlights and highlights of Hancock's career for clues about what his appointment might spell for the future of the national health service.
1. He loves technology - maybe a little too much.
Hancock made headlines in February this year when he put a digital spin on his culture brief by creating an app, imaginatively named 'Matt Hancock'.
He may look back at becoming the first MP to launch a smartphone app with a feeling of regret rather than triumph, after he was forced to defend the app over privacy concerns.