Former Care Quality Commission (CQC) chief executive Sir David Behan has been made a non-executive director at HC-One.

Sir David will be working with the board to ensure the company builds on the care provider’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.’

Sir David was chief executive of the regulator for six years before stepping down in July.

It was reported in May that HC-One, which has more than 365 care homes, was up for sale for £1bn.

Image: From left Sir David Behan with HC-One founder and chairman Chai Patel