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.
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.