Dr Donal O’Donoghue was appointed as the first National Clinical Director for Renal Services for England in 2007. See UK Nephrology for background information about the Renal Policy Group in the Dept Health in England, and for information about other UK countries.
Information from the National Clinical Director is not hosted on the Renal Association website but on an external blog from Dr O'Donoghue. It might look better if you open the blog in a new window. Or, pick up the Renal Tsar's blog as an RSS feed
The New Clinical Director was appointed in 2013, Richard Fluck: http://www.england.nhs.uk/about/whos-who/ncd/#ren