We were approached by international tennis superstar, Andy Murray, to become our ambassador and highlight the potential of technology providing more efficient and effective health and care services in the UK and across the world.
He supports our aim of transforming great ideas into real digital health and care solutions. He understands the pivotal role DHI plays in collaborating with entrepreneurs, SMEs, NHS in Scotland, third sector organisations, universities and citizens, to co-design digital health and care solutions.
Andy has a particular focus on our #DigiInventorsChallenge, which empowers and enable teams of young people to identify issues affecting them most and create ideas that could be developed to deliver a positive impact on society.
- Andy is the former world No.1 men's professional tennis player
- 2016 and 2013 Wimbledon Champion
- 2012 US Open Champion
- Davis Cup holder
- Reigning Olympic Singles Champion.
Currently on 45 career titles, he is Great Britain's most successful tennis player of the Open era, the first Briton to reach 500 ATP match wins and his maiden grand slam title ended Great Britain's 76-year wait for a male Grand Slam champion. Only a few weeks after his after his second Wimbledon title he claimed his second successive Olympic gold.
Andy's well known in the tennis world for his focus on technology to help his on court performance - this includes his use of data from his matches to help analyse his game, and the creation of a bespoke web portal to collate information about his training and health to provide a holistic view for him and his team at any point throughout the year. He's passionate about improving the lives of those less fortunate than himself and has a long-standing partnership with Unicef, as a global ambassador and Malaria No More, whose goal is to eradicate Malaria. In 2015 Andy raised £80,000 for Unicef's 'children in emergencies' campaign; a project he initiated after reading about children in Syria. In 2016 and 2017 Andy hosted Andy Murray Live, a tennis event in Glasgow which raised money for Unicef and two local Scottish charities – Young People’s Futures and Sunny-sid3up.