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Our Board

Our Board is our senior decision-making body and is made up of our chair, chief executive, chief inspectors and our executive and non-executive directors.

The Board:

You can read the biographies for each member of the Board below.


Peter Wyman

Chair

Peter Wyman took up the position of Chair of the Care Quality Commission in January 2016. Peter served as Chair of the Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for five years and has held a...
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Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Ian Trenholm has been our Chief Executive since August 2018. Ian was Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant from 2014 until his appointment as our Chief Executive in 2018. He was previously...
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Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care

Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care

Kate Terroni is our Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care. Kate, a registered social worker, was previously Director of Adult Social Care at Oxfordshire County Council where she embedded co-production...
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Rosie Benneyworth, Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care

Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care

Rosie Benneyworth joined CQC as Chief Inspector of Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care. Prior to this, Rosie was the Director of Strategic Clinical Services Transformation for Somerset...
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Ted Baker, Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Ted was appointed Chief Inspector of Hospitals at the Care Quality Commission in 2017. He first joined the NHS in 1973 and later, after qualifying as a doctor, worked in hospitals for 35 years in a...
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Kirsty Shaw, CQC Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Kirsty joined CQC as our Chief Operating Officer in March 2018. Kirsty has a wealth of experience leading operational change and improvement programmes across public bodies in the environment and...
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Belinda Black

Non-executive director

Belinda took up the position of non-executive director in 2021. Belinda is a Registered Mental Health Nurse who has worked extensively in health and social care. Before joining CQC, Belinda was...
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Dr Ali Hasan

Associate non-executive director

Ali took up the position of associate non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in January 2021. Ali is a doctor by training and has over 15 years of experience across clinical,...
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Jora Gill

Non-executive director

Jora took up the position of non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in November 2016. Jora is The Economist Group’s Chief Digital Officer. Since he joined the Group in 2014, he has...
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Non-executive director

Mark took up the position of non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in January 2021. Mark is a former lawyer whose career included the general counsel positions at RSA Insurance Group...
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Non-executive director Mark Saxton

Senior independent director

Mark took up his position as non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in March 2018 and was appointed senior independent director in August 2020. Mark has been a non-executive director...
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Non-executive director

Sally took up the position of non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in January 2021. Sally has held senior leadership roles across the NHS and the wider public sector since 2006,...
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Sir Robert Francis QC

Chair of Healthwatch England

Sir Robert became Chair of Healthwatch England in October 2018. Sir Robert has been a barrister since 1973 and became a Queen’s Counsel in 1992. He is a Recorder (part time Crown Court judge) and...
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Non-executive director

Stephen took up the position of non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in January 2021. Stephen has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire since 2011. Before...
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Independent members

Although not members of our Board, the independent members are members of the Board’s Audit and Corporate Governance Committee. You can read the biographies for the independent members below.

Independent member: Audit and Corporate Governance Committee

David is a qualified accountant with over 30 years of experience in helping steer public and voluntary sector organisations through periods of considerable change and challenge. He worked with the...
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Independent member: Audit and Corporate Governance Committee

Jeremy has over 30 years’ experience working in finance, audit and information technology within the public and private sectors. His early career when qualifying as a chartered accountant, was as an...
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Last updated:
22 March 2021