The care regulator has appointed Tyson Hepple to the new role of executive director of operations.
Hepple, who is director general at the Home Office, will join the CQC’s executive team in August.
He is a senior civil servant with over 30 years of experience at the Home Office in operational roles. During that time, he has worked on policing, crime and safeguarding policy, being a private secretary to six ministers, and carrying out international work, such as negotiating changes to the European arrest warrant.
He also ran HM Passport Office for six months in 2014 to 2015.
CQC chief executive Ian Trenholm said: ‘We have recently launched an ambitious new strategy and Tyson’s experience will be absolutely invaluable in helping us roll it out.
‘The role of executive director of operations is an important addition to our executive team and critical to the implementation of our strategic plans. I look forward to working with Tyson so that we can continue to deliver our purpose in a rapidly changing health and care sector.’
Hepple added: ‘The launch of CQC’s new strategy is a unique opportunity to drive positive change and enhance the vital work already being done here to improve the quality of health and social care services.’