Ian Trenholm to step down as CQC's Chief Executive

Published: 25 June 2024 Page last updated: 28 June 2024

Ian Trenholm, CQC's Chief Executive, has announced his intention to step down from his role of Chief Executive and as a Board member at the end of the month.

Kate Terroni, CQC's Deputy Chief Executive will be appointed as Interim Chief Executive. A permanent appointment will be made in due course.

Reflecting on his decision, Ian said: "During my six years leading CQC, we have made important changes to the way we work in order to help improve care and keep people safe. We are now in the final stages of delivering an ambitious transformation programme - this month saw the delivery of the last big milestone in a complex and challenging programme of work.

"While there will always be more work to do, the conclusion of this stage of the transformation feels like a good time to move on. It has been a privilege to work with such a passionate, committed and talented group of colleagues.

"I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together, and I am confident that the organisation will continue to evolve to help support the health and care system to provide good, safe care for people."

CQC's Chair, Ian Dilks said: "The Board would like to thank Ian for his contribution to CQC over many years and for leading us towards our ambition of being a smarter and better regulator.

"I and my Board colleagues look forward to supporting and working with Kate in the further development of CQC."


You can read Kate Terroni's profile in our Board pages.