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Andrea Sutcliffe is the Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care.
Andrea has over 30 years’ experience in health and social care managing a range of services including those for children and older people.
Andrea joined CQC in October 2013. She leads on the regulation and inspection of adult social care including care homes, domiciliary care and hospices. Andrea is also responsible for the registration team supporting all health and care sectors. She joined CQC from the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) where she was Chief Executive from April 2012.
Previously Andrea was Chief Executive of the Appointments Commission and was an Executive Director at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence for 7 years.
In July 2016 in recognition of her work in social care, Andrea received an Honorary Award of Doctor of Science from the University of Leeds.
Andrea is an advocate for the use of social media to share information and learn from others. She tweets at @Crouchendtiger7 and writes a regular blog for the CQC website. Andrea is passionate about people who use services, their families and carers being at the heart of everything CQC does.
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Declaration of interests
For details of Andrea Sutcliffe's professional and financial interests that relate to CQC, download her declaration of interests below.