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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 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...
Read Ian Trenholm's full biography

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...
Read Kate Terroni'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

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...
Read Rosie Benneyworth'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

Chris Day, CQC Director of Engagement

Director of Engagement

Chris has a background in both private and public sector business development, communications and leadership. He has more than 25 years' experience operating at a senior level. As Director of...
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Mark Sutton, CQC's Chief Digital Officer

Chief Digital Officer

Mark Sutton joined CQC as Chief Digital Officer in April 2019. Mark has over 20 years’ senior IT management experience in financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare and not-for-profit...
Read Mark Sutton's full biography

Last updated:
02 July 2020