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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


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...
Read Peter Wyman CBE DL's full biography

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive

Chief Executive

Ian Trenholm is our Chief Executive. Ian was Chief Executive of NHS Blood and Transplant from 2014 until his appointment as CQC's Chief Executive in 2018. He was previously Chief Operating Officer at...
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Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care

Andrea has over 30 years’ experience in health and social care managing a range of services including those for children and older people. Andrea became Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care...
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Steve Field, Chief Inspector of General Practice

Chief Inspector of General Practice

Steve qualified as a doctor in 1982 and worked as a GP in Worcestershire and Birmingham from 1986 to 2017. Steve has been Chief Inspector of General Practice since September 2013 with responsibility...
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Ted Baker, Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Chief Inspector of Hospitals

Ted became Chief Inspector of Hospitals in August 2017. He joined CQC in 2014 as Deputy Chief Inspector of Hospitals. Before joining CQC, he worked in clinical practice for 35 years. He was Medical...
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Executive Director of Strategy and Intelligence

Malte joined CQC in 2013 and became Director of Strategy and Intelligence in 2017. He was responsible for setting out CQC’s five-year strategy through to 2021. Malte started his career as a strategy...
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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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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 Liz Sayce

Non-executive director

Liz took up the position of non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in January 2018. Liz Sayce was, until May 2017, Chief Executive of Disability Rights UK. She has been a member of the...
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Non-executive director Mark Saxton

Non-executive director

Mark took up his position as non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in March 2018. Mark has been a non-executive director of Yeovil Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, during which he has...
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Non-executive director

Paul 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...
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Paul Rew, CQC board member

Non-executive director

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...
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Non-executive director

Louis is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester, where he leads a group of more than 30 researchers in the Centre for Mental Health and Safety. He was National Clinical Director for...
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Non-executive director Sir John Oldham

Non-executive director

Sir John Oldham took up the position of non-executive director of the Care Quality Commission in January 2018. Sir John is a GP by background. He worked in inner city Manchester and Derbyshire before...
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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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Last updated:
30 July 2018


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