David Behan CBE, Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health, has announced his departure to take up the role of Chief Executive at the Care Quality Commission.
David joined the Department in 2006. For the last six years, he has made a major contribution to the work of the Department as a member of the Departmental Board and the NHS Management Board. He has led on work to reform adult social care, and has worked closely with local government to deliver the system reforms set out in the Health and Social Care Act 2011.
In his previous role, he was the first Chief Inspector of the Commission for Social Care Inspection. Before that, David held a number of leadership and senior roles in the social care and health sector, building on the frontline experience he gained at the start of his career in 1978. His contribution to social care was recognised in 2004 by a CBE for services to social care.
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