New government healthtech unit NHSX has appointed two key IT leaders\u00a0to its executive board.\nNHSX CEO Matthew Gould announced on Twitter that Simon Eccles, the Chief Clinical Information Officer for the entire NHS, will now also serve as deputy CEO of NHSX, while Hadley Beeman will step in as acting CTO.\nRead next: What is NHSX? Inside the government's new healthtech unit\nBeeman will be responsible for designing and delivering a new internet-based technical architecture for all of the NHS and social care and for\u00a0overseeing\u00a0NHSX's engineering and infrastructure work.\n"I'm thrilled to be joining NHSX as acting CTO," Beeman said in a tweet. "We have a lot of work to do to get our systems talking to each other (standards and APIs) and get patient info to where they need it most (user needs). I'm joining a brilliant team and can't wait to get stuck in!"\nRead next: Why are so many CIOs leaving the NHS?\nBoth Gould and Beeman have previously worked closely with Hancock before joining NHSX, which is widely viewed as the health secretary's attempt to\u00a0gain oversight of the NHS' digital strategy.\u00a0Gould previously worked at the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, where Hancock was a minister until his appointment as health secretary last year, while Beeman's previous role was chief technology advisor to Hancock.\nEccles has also shown support for Hancock's plans for healthcare. At the Westminster\u00a0Health Forum in November 2018, he praised the "tech vision" that Hancock had launched the previous month.\nRead next: NHS CCIO Simon Eccles backs Matt Hancock's tech vision in his plans for a data-driven NHS\n"We have a degree of political support for this agenda that I have never previously experienced, and I've been through seven secretaries of state," said Eccles.\n"It is phenomenal, and actually genuinely impressive ... He's\u00a0published\u00a0his tech vision\u00a0about\u00a0how we drag the NHS out of being special and\u00a0different\u00a0and having to do\u00a0it our\u00a0way and into modern\u00a0enterprise\u00a0tech and has put money behind it."\nEccles\u00a0was also present\u00a0at the formal launch of NHSX on 1 July, where Hancock described him as the "Eccles cake of NHSX".