HC-One appoints former CQC chief exec Sir David Behan as chair


HC-One has announced that Sir David Behan CBE has been appointed non-executive chairman of the company board.

Sir David joined the HC-One board as a non-executive director in November 2018 and will assume his new role from October 31, following the retirement of Dr Chai Patel CBE from the position.

Sir David is also the current chair of Health Education England, a role he has confirmed he will continue.

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His career includes being the former chief executive of the Care Quality Commission for six years between 2012 and July 2018, and before that, held roles including chief inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection, director general for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, director of Social Services for the London Borough of Greenwich, and before that for Cleveland County Council.

Commenting on his new role, Sir David said: “Throughout my time on HC-One’s Board I have been repeatedly impressed by the commitment of HC-One colleagues to making sure residents are safe, happy and well cared for. The organisation is focussed on becoming the first choice care provider for residents and colleagues.”

Adding: “I’m delighted to have been appointed Chairman and look forward to continuing to work with the Board and Senior Management Team so that HC-One continues to deliver its ambition of becoming the best care company based on the value of kindness. My personal passion for safe, effective and high-quality care will remain a top priority.”

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