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Dame Jo Williams announces her resignation as Chair of CQC

7 September 2012

Jo Williams, Chair of CQC, has today announced her resignation.

Dame Jo says, “It has been a privilege to hold this important role but I now believe it is time to step aside and for a new Chair to lead CQC into the next stage.

“Having served on the Board of the CQC for almost four years and as Chair for nearly three, I am proud of the progress we have made.

“I am delighted that that I have been able to appoint David Behan as CQC’s new Chief Executive - I am confident that he will continue to build on the progress that we have made in promoting and protecting the health and safety of people who use services. “

Dame Jo will remain in post until a successor is appointed.