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Paul Rew

  • 14 July 2014

Paul Rew is an experienced non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. He is currently non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, at the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, The Met Office and Northumbrian Water. He is also a member of...

Sir Robert Francis QC

  • 3 July 2014

Sir Robert Francis QC has been a barrister since 1973 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He is a Recorder (part time Crown Court judge) and authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge.  He is a governing Bencher of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, where he has chaired its Education...

Michael Mire

  • 28 January 2014

Michael was a partner of McKinsey & Company, the management consulting firm, for over 20 years. He worked predominantly on strategy for retailing and financial services clients until his retirement in 2013. After leaving university Michael joined the banking firm N M Rothschild. He then went to...

Paul Corrigan

  • 28 January 2014

Paul Corrigan is the former health policy adviser to Tony Blair and former special adviser to Alan Milburn and John Reid. Between 2007 and 2009, Paul was the Director of Strategy and Commissioning at the London Strategic Health Authority. Since then, Paul has been working as a consultant and a...

Professor Louis Appleby

  • 28 January 2014

Professor Louis Appleby is currently the National Clinical Director for Health and Justice. Prior to this he was the National Director for Mental Health between 2000 and 2010. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester where he leads a group of over 30 researchers in the Centre...

Camilla Cavendish

  • 28 January 2014

Camilla Cavendish is an award-winning journalist and Associate Editor for the Sunday Times. She is currently leading an independent review into the training and support of health care assistants. Camilla has been an analyst at McKinsey & Company, Chief Executive of the South Bank Employers’...

Dr Jennifer Dixon

  • 28 January 2014

Dr Jennifer Dixon became Chief Executive of the Nuffield Trust in February 2008. She stepped down from this post in September 2013 before joining the Health Foundation as Chief Executive in October 2013. She is currently a trustee of NatCen Social Research and joined our board in July 2013....

Kay Sheldon

  • 28 January 2014

Kay Sheldon was a Mental Health Act commissioner for 11 years and a member of the Mental Health Act Commission Board for five years. She brings personal experience as a user of mental health services to the CQC and she has been involved with a variety of user-led initiatives in both the statutory...

David Behan

  • 28 January 2014

David was born and brought up in Blackburn in Lancashire and graduated from Bradford University in 1978. He was awarded a CBE in 2003, and, in 2004, was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by Greenwich University. He was previously the Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care...

David Prior

  • 28 January 2014

David graduated from Cambridge University with an Exhibition and MA in Law and subsequently qualified as a Barrister. He then worked for four years as an Associate with Lehman Brothers and Lazard Freres principally in New York but also London and Tokyo. David spent the next 15 years working as a...

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