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The Executive Team

The Council is supported by around 320 staff, headed up by the Chief Executive and Registrar, Ian Brack and the Executive Management Team (EMT).

The staff team is made up of five directorates: Registration and Corporate Resources, Organisational Development, Legal and Governance, Strategy and Fitness to Practise. There are around 20 teams within those directorates and each team carries out a specific role.

The Executive Management Team

The Chief Executive and the five Executive Directors form the Executive Management Team (EMT). The EMT leads the delivery of the strategic aims set by the Council, while the daily operational activity of the organisation is overseen by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), which consists of the EMT members plus key heads of function..

EMT members fulfil the function of executive directors of the Council. They share collective responsibility for actions and decisions taken, regardless of their individual line responsibilities.

EMT is responsible for:

  • managing and deploying the resources provided by the Council to achieve its objectives
  • providing leadership to the managers and staff who carry out the Council’s business
  • providing the senior executive face of the Council in its relations with stakeholder and partner organisations.
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Image shows John Cullinane, Interim Executive Director, Fitness to Practise Transition

John Cullinane

John Cullinane has worked for the GDC for over five years, having joined from the Civil Service where he worked ...

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Ian Brack

Ian Brack

Ian Brack is the Chief Executive and Registrar of the GDC. He is the Accounting Officer for the GDC and ...

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Gurvinder Soomal

Gurvinder Soomal

Gurvinder is the Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for Registration and Corporate Resources and leading the Birmingham operations hub on ...

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Lisa Marie Williams

Lisa Marie Williams

Lisa Marie was appointed as the GDC’s Executive Director, Legal and Governance in December 2018. She is a qualified solicitor ...

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Stefan Czerniawski

Stefan Czerniawski

Stefan joined the GDC as the Executive Director, Strategy in October 2019 and is responsible for policy and research, communications ...

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Sarah Keyes

Sarah Keyes

Sarah was appointed as the GDC’s Executive Director, Organisational Development in October 2019.  She is a Fellow of the Chartered ...