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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 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

Photograph of Andrea Sutcliffe

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 joined CQC in October 2013. She leads on the...
Read Andrea Sutcliffe CBE'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 1986-2017. Steve has been Chief Inspector of General Practice since October 2013 with responsibility for...
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

Dr Malte Gerhold 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...
Read Dr Malte Gerhold's full biography

Kirsty Shaw, CQC Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Kirsty joined CQC as our Chief Operating Officer on 1 March 2018. She has a wealth of experience leading operational change and improvement programmes across public bodies in the environment and food...
Read Kirsty Shaw's full biography

Last updated:
30 July 2018


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