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CQC welcomes new non-executive Board members

8 January 2021

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has appointed four new non-executive CQC Board members - Belinda Black, Mark Chambers, Sally Cheshire and Stephen Marston. In addition, the CQC is appointing Dr Ali Hasan as an associate non-executive board member.

The new non-executive board members took up their positions on 4 January 2021 except Belinda, who will begin in post on 1 May 2021, following her retirement from her current role. They replace Professor Louis Appleby, Paul Corrigan, Sir John Oldham and Paul Rew who have retired, and Liz Sayce who will retire at the end of January 2021.

  • Belinda Black is a registered mental health nurse who has held senior executive posts in the NHS, Independent and Charity sectors. She is the Chief Executive of Sheffcare, a leading adult social care charity in Sheffield and has worked on many national projects establishing best practice for older people with multiple long-term conditions and people living with dementia.
  • Mark Chambers is a former lawyer whose career has included the general counsel positions at RSA Insurance Group and Worldpay Group, as well as senior roles at HSBC, American Express and GE Capital. Mark was Chair of Amref Health Africa and prior to that a trustee of WWF, where he chaired the Audit Committee. He is an Associate Director of the Institute of Business Ethics. As a non-executive board member, Mark will chair the regulatory governance committee.
  • Sally Cheshire has held senior leadership roles across the NHS and the wider public sector since 2006 including chairing NHS North West and The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She is currently Interim Chair at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) and a member of the Departmental Audit and Risk Assurance Committee for the Department of Work and Pensions. As a non-executive board member, Sally will chair the audit and corporate governance committee.
  • Stephen Marston has been Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire since 2011. Before joining the University, he worked in a range of civil service roles, including as Director General for Universities and Skills in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.
  • Dr Ali Hasan is currently Chief Medical and Healthcare Officer at Vitality Health. He trained as a doctor at St. George's Hospital Medical School and undertook clinical practice in London. His main areas of interest in health and care are value and evidence-based practice, digital health, and analytics.

Peter Wyman, Chair of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said: "I am delighted Belinda, Mark, Sally, Stephen and Ali are joining our Board.

"Together their appointments bring a wealth of relevant and diverse experience which complements the expertise we already have through our continuing Board members.

"On behalf of the rest of the Board, I would like to welcome them to CQC, and I look forward to working with them as we develop and deliver our future strategy."

The appointments will involve a time commitment of up to three days per month. Remuneration for the non-executive director roles will be at a rate of £7,883 per year, with the audit role receiving a total of £13,137 per year.

Last updated:
08 January 2021