Dame Jo Williams, Chair of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has announced the appointment of David Behan as the Commission’s new Chief Executive.

David is currently Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, prior to which he was Chief Inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection. He has served as President of the Association of Directors of Social Services and as Director of Social Services for Greenwich, Middlesbrough and Cleveland Councils.

David will join CQC in July. He will replace Cynthia Bower, who announced her resignation in February.

See the CQC website for further details