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Dame Glenys Stacey announced as the Authority’s new Chair

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dame Glenys Stacey DBE as the Authority’s new Chair. The appointment was made by the Privy Council and Dame Glenys will take up her post on 1 April 2020. She will succeed George Jenkins OBE who steps down from his role on 31 March 2020 after four years with the Authority.

Dame Glenys originally qualified and worked as a solicitor but has a wealth of experience in leadership and management roles in both the regulatory and standards fields. She has led organisations for over 20 years, including roles as the Chief Regulator and Chief Executive of Ofqual, Chief Executive of Animal Health, and most recently as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation.

Dame Glenys will be the Chair of the Authority’s Board which sets our strategic direction, approves our annual business plan and budget, and monitors our performance.

Dame Glenys Stacey DBE, said: ‘I am delighted to be joining the Professional Standards Authority. It will be a privilege to serve as the Chair and I look forward to working with a team of committed and expert Board members and staff on the current and future priorities of the organisation.

The Authority plays a vital role in protecting the public by raising standards in the registration and regulation of people working in health and social care. The challenges in the health sector have never been greater and I hope to be able to bring my previous experience in leadership and regulation to benefit patients and the public.’

George Jenkins OBE, said: ‘It has been an honour to be the Chair of the Authority over the last four years. Dame Glenys will be leading a talented Board and an incredibly motivated and able staff team. I wish her every success.’

Alan Clamp, Chief Executive, said: ‘I am really pleased that Dame Glenys will be leading our Board. Her knowledge, skills and expertise in regulation will prove invaluable in what is promising to be a changing and challenging time. I look forward to working with Dame Glenys to take the organisation forward and to fulfil our vital role in protecting the public.

I would also like to take the opportunity to thank George Jenkins who will be stepping down as our Chair after four years. George has done a great job in leading the Board and we wish him well in the future.’

You can find out more about our Board here.

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care


Christine Braithwaite



Notes to the Editor

  1. The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees 10 statutory bodies that regulate health and social care professionals in the UK.#We assess their performance and report to Parliament. We also conduct audits and investigations and can appeal fitness to practise cases to the courts if we consider that sanctions are insufficient to protect the public and it is in the public interest.#We also set standards for organisations holding voluntary registers for health and social care occupations and accredit those that meet them.
  2. We share good practice and knowledge, conduct research and introduce new ideas to our sector. We monitor policy developments in the UK and internationally and provide advice on issues relating to professional standards in health and social care.
  3. We do this to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of users of health and social care services and the public. We are an independent body, accountable to the UK Parliament.
  4. Our values are – integrity, transparency, respect, fairness and teamwork – and we strive to ensure that they are at the core of our work.
  5. More information about our work and the approach we take is available at