How we are run

Page last updated: 5 January 2023

Our management structure is headed by our board and supported by the executive team.


Our senior decision-making body, it:

The board meets 6 times a year.

Find out about our meetings, watch online and download papers.

Read our board members' biographies.

Executive team

Responsible for our day-to-day running, it:

  • oversees the delivery of our business plan objectives
  • ensures we use our resources properly and manage our performance well.

Read our executive team's biographies.

Find out more

Our governance framework describes our management structure, including the subcommittees that support the board and executive team.

Corporate governance framework (odt, 715.25kB, English)

The DHSC and CQC framework agreement sets out the broad framework  within which the CQC operates.

A PDF of appendix A: DH Arms’ Length Bodies Schedule of Delegations (dated August 2014), is available on request. Email

CQC and DHSC framework agreement (odt, 110.49kB, English)

Standing orders set out the basic rules and procedures for the board.

Board standing orders

Board members declared interests.

Board members' register of interests

See also