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Kirsty Shaw

  • 22 March 2018

Kirsty Shaw is our Chief Operating Officer. Kirsty joined CQC on 1 March 2018. She has a wealth of experience leading operational change and improvement programmes across public bodies in the environment and food, and agricultural sectors. Her previous role was Director of Transactional Services at...

Mark Saxton

  • 5 January 2018

Mark Saxton is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Mark took up his position on 1 March 2018. He has been a non-executive director of Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, during which he has chaired its committees on workforce and remuneration. Prior to that, Mark held senior...

Liz Sayce

  • 5 January 2018

Liz Sayce is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Liz took up the position in January 2018. Liz Sayce was, until May 2017, Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK. She has been a member of the Committee of Healthwatch England since 2014, is a member of the Government’s Social...

Sir John Oldham

  • 5 January 2018

Sir John Oldham is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Sir John took up the position in January 2018 He is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Global Health at Imperial College and was the Chair of the Independent Commission on Whole Person Care. Also, he was a member of NHS...

Jora Gill

  • 16 November 2016

Jora Gill is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Jora is The Economist Group’s Chief Digital Officer. Since he joined the Group in 2014, he has overseen the Group’s infrastructure change to the Cloud and led a transformation of its products and services. This includes a new...

Dr Malte Gerhold

  • 11 July 2016

Dr Malte Gerhold is the Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence He joined CQC in 2013 as Director of Policy and Strategy, when he was responsible for setting out CQC’s new five-year strategy through to 2021. Malte started his career as a strategy consultant, before working as an advisor at...

Peter Wyman CBE DL

  • 18 January 2016

Peter Wyman is the Chair of the Care Quality Commission. He took up the position in January 2016. Peter served as Chair of the Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for five years and has held a range of senior posts in the private, public and voluntary sectors across his career. He was a...

Jane Mordue

  • 21 December 2015

Jane Mordue is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission and Chair of Healthwatch England. Jane was formerly Deputy Chair of Citizens Advice, having worked within the Citizens Advice service since 2000 when she became Chair of the Buckingham Winslow and District Citizens Advice Bureau...

Linda Farrant

  • 12 August 2015

A CIPFA qualified accountant, Linda has vast experience of non-executive roles in the public and voluntary sectors, covering housing, health, criminal justice and education. She currently holds non-executive positions on the boards of Ofsted and East and North Hertfordshire CCG, as well as on the...

Paul Rew

  • 14 July 2014

Paul Rew is a non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission. Paul is an experienced non-executive director in both the private and public sectors and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is currently non-executive director and chair of the Audit and Risk...

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