Sheffcare CEO appointed to CQC board as non-executive member

Belinda Black, CEO, Sheffcare

The chief executive of Sheffcare has been appointed to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) board as a non-executive member.

Belinda Black, a registered mental health nurse who has held senior executive posts in the NHS, independent and charity sectors, is one of four non-executive board members to be appointed by the secretary of state for health and social care Matt Hancock.

Mark Chambers, Sally Cheshire and Stephen Marston took up their positions on 4 January, while Black will begin in post on 1 May.

Chambers is a former lawyer whose career has included general counsel positions at RSA Insurance Group and Worldpay Group, as well as senior roles at HSBC, American Express and GE Capital.

Cheshire has held senior leadership roles across the NHS and the wider public sector since 2006, including chairing NHS North West and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority. She will chair the audit and corporate governance committee at the CQC. Marston has been vice-chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire since 2011.

The four replace Professor Louis Appleby, Paul Corrigan, Sir John Oldham and Paul Rew who have retired. Liz Sayce who will retire at the end of January.

In addition, the regulator has appointed Dr Ali Hasan, who is chief medical and healthcare officer at Vitality Health, as an associate non-executive board member.