Ian Trenholm to step down as CQC chief executive

Ian Trenholm to step down as CQC chief executive

Care Quality Commission (CQC) chief executive and board member Ian Trenholm has announced that he will step down at the end of June.

Current deputy chief executive Kate Terroni will act as interim chief executive while a permanent appointment is made.

Ian Trenholm reflected on his six years in the role and the plans that would be carried forward into the next chief executive’s term. He said: ‘During my six years leading CQC, we have made important changes to the way we work in order to help improve care and keep people safe. We are now in the final stages of delivering an ambitious transformation programme – this month saw the delivery of the last big milestone in a complex and challenging programme of work.

‘While there will always be more work to do, the conclusion of this stage of the transformation feels like a good time to move on. It has been a privilege to work with such a passionate, committed and talented group of colleagues.

‘I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved together, and I am confident that the organisation will continue to evolve to help support the health and care system to provide good, safe care for people.’

‘Further development of CQC’

Ian Dilks, chair of CQC, expressed the regulator’s appreciation for Ian Trenholm’s time as chief executive. He said: ‘The board would like to thank Ian for his contribution to CQC over many years and for leading us towards our ambition of being a smarter and better regulator. I and my board colleagues look forward to supporting and working with Kate in the further development of CQC.’

Appointed chief executive in 2018, Ian Trenholm previously served as chief executive of NHS Blood and Transplant for four years. He has also worked for the Department of Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Royal Hong Kong Police Service.

Incoming interim chief executive Kate Terroni is a former social worker who joined CQC in 2019 as chief inspector. She has held several positions with CQC including interim chief operating officer.

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