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Sir David Behan CBE

Chief Executive
Executive team

Sir David Behan CBE is the Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission.

Sir David was born and brought up in Blackburn in Lancashire and graduated from Bradford University in 1978. He was awarded a knighthood for services to health and care in the 2017 New Year's Honours list. He was presented with a City and Guilds fellowship in October 2016. In 2004, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Law by Greenwich University and, in 2003, a CBE.

He was previously the Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, and the first Chief Inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection.

From 1996 to 2003, Sir David was Director of Social Services at London Borough of Greenwich as well as a member of the Greenwich Primary Care Trust Board and the Professional Executive Committee.

Declaration of interests

For details of Sir David's professional and financial interests that relate to the CQC, download his declaration of interests.

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