Former CQC head, Sir David Behan, joins HC-One

Sir David Behan

Former CQC Chief Executive Sir David Behan CBE has joined HC-One as Non-Executive Director.

The appointment marks Sir David’s only residential care sector posting since leaving the CQC in July (see BREAKING NEWS: CQC Chief Executive Sir David Behan to step down).

Sir David said: “I am delighted to be joining HC-One as Non-Executive Director. I have been impressed by HC-One’s commitment to ensuring their residents are safe, happy and well cared for and that their staff are well supported and trained. I am very much looking forward to working with the HC-One Board to maintain and develop safe, kind, high quality care.”

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Sir David was Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission for six years. His previous roles included Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health and Director of Social Services for the London Borough of Greenwich, and before that for Cleveland County Council. He was knighted for services to health and care in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.

In his new role, Sir David will be working with the Board to ensure that the company continues to maintain and develop its strong quality record, provide the kindest care to its residents, and build on HC-One’s existing work to develop industry-leading career opportunities for its staff.

HC-One Chief Executive Justin Hutchens said: “Sir David’s appointment to our Board strengthens our senior talent and strategic leadership, enabling us to build upon our industry-leading performance. I look forward to working with Sir David to make further strides towards our objective of being the first-choice provider for residents and the employer of choice for the kindest staff in every community we serve.”

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