You are here

Our Executive Team

Our Executive Team is responsible for our day-to-day running and is made up of our chief executive, chief inspectors and executive directors.

This team:

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

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

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...
Read Ian Trenholm's full biography

Interim Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care Debbie Westhead

Interim Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care

Debbie has a strong background in adult social care. Debbie was Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care for the north region and strategic lead for our enforcement programme. She takes over from...
Read Debbie Westhead's full biography

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...
Read Prof Steve Field CBE's full biography

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...
Read Prof Ted Baker's full biography

Dr Malte Gerhold photo

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...
Read Dr Malte Gerhold's full biography

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...
Read Kirsty Shaw's full biography

Last updated:
30 July 2018


Help us improve this page