Sir David Behan CBE
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Sir David Behan originally joined HC-One in 2018 as a Non-Executive Director, subsequently becoming Chairman in November 2019.
His role has included working closely with the Board and Senior Management Team to ensure HC-One continues to deliver its ambition of becoming the first-choice care provider for Residents and Colleagues across the UK. He has also been particulary focused on ensuring high standards of care are delivered across the organisation.
With over 40 years of experience in health and social care, Sir David’s career highlights include being the former Chief Executive of the Care Quality Commission, the regulator for health and care services in England, for six years; the Chief Inspector of its predecessor, the Commission for Social Care Inspection; and Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships at the Department of Health. Sir David is also the current Chair of Health Education England, the body which provides national leadership and coordination for the education and training of the health and public health workforce in England.
In 2004, Sir David was appointed the CBE for services to social care and was knighted for his services to health and care in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list.