New Chief Digital Officer to join CQC

Published: 23 January 2019 Page last updated: 29 January 2019

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has appointed Mark Sutton from Teach First in the role of Chief Digital Officer. Mark will join CQC’s Board and Executive Team in April this year.

Mark has over 20 years’ senior IT management experience in financial services, insurance, retail, healthcare and not-for-profit organisations. He is currently the Technology Director at Teach First, a charity working for equality of education in England and Wales.

Chief Executive, Ian Trenholm said:

“I am very pleased to welcome Mark Sutton to CQC. We have an ambitious programme of digital transformation ahead and Mark’s experience and track record in delivering improvements to core IT services and tools will be absolutely invaluable.

“The role of Chief Digital Officer is an important addition to our Executive Team and Board in an area critical to our strategic plans. I look forward to working with Mark so that we can continue to deliver our purpose in a rapidly changing health and care sector.”

Mark Sutton said:

"I am really looking forward to joining the team at CQC as Chief Digital Officer. Through digital innovation, we have a real opportunity to drive positive change and enhance the vital work we do with providers and the public. By streamlining technology, we'll not only make working life better for our colleagues, but make every aspect of the work we do more efficient too."


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We have an ambitious programme of digital transformation ahead.

Ian Trenholm, Chief Executive

About the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England.

We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.

We monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety and we publish what we find to help people choose care.