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Meet our new Chief Executive and Executive Management Team

Penny Thompson, GSCC Chief Executive

We are pleased to announce that we have appointed a new Chief  Executive, Penny Thompson, who will join us by 1 April. A trained  social worker, Penny has over 20 years' experience in social care  and local government, including as Chief Executive of the London  Borough of Hackney, and Social Services Director of Sheffield City  Council. She is currently co-director of independent public sector  consultancy PeysnerThompson Ltd.

We have also appointed new Directors; Michael Andrews (Director of Regulatory Operations) and Sherry Malik (Director of Strategy  and Social Work Education). The Directors will join the GSCC in April and May.

"The wealth of experience of these new appointments will strengthen the GSCC"

The wealth of experience of these new appointments will strengthen  the GSCC at a crucial time and will be valuable as we move forward  with the challenging agenda set out by the Social Work Task Force.

Michael Andrews, Director of Regulatory Operations

Michael Andrews
Director of Regulatory Operations
Michael is currently Director of Scrutiny and Quality at the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE), which oversees the work of nine regulatory bodies for health professionals.

Sherry Malik, Director of Strategy and Social Work Education
Sherry Malik
Director of Strategy and
Social Work Education
Sherry, who is also a qualified social worker, leaves her post as Corporate Director of Strategy and Performance at the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service (Cafcass), where her brief included business planning, service user engagement and quality assurance.
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