Planned changes to Council membership to take effect

28 September, 2021

A number of planned changes to membership of the GDC Council take effect from 1 October.

The Chair of Council, Bill Moyes, steps down after his second term. Bill has provided a wealth of experience and insight to his role, working with the rest of Council and the Executive team to provide strategic oversight and collective decision-making within Council.

Bill has chaired the GDC through challenging circumstances and worked with Council to deliver a new strategy and approach for proportional regulation in dentistry.

Bill Moyes said:

“I’m glad to have played my part in strengthening the GDC and in shaping a fair and proportionate regulatory framework. I am grateful to my past and current colleagues on the Council, and the Executive team, for their advice and support, which has been invaluable.

"If the Government presses ahead with the reform of the regulation of healthcare professions, as I hope they will, the next few years promise to be exciting and challenging. I wish my successor all the best."

Catherine Brady’s second term on Council ends this month. Catherine has served the GDC for 14 years, as a Fitness to Practise (FtP) panellist and then FtP Panel Chair, and a member of Council for 8 years.

Catherine Brady said:

“I am incredibly proud to have been a part of the GDC for the last 14 years. There have been many changes at the GDC and I have enjoyed being part of a progressive, forward-thinking organisation that embraces change and confidently rises to challenges.

"It has been both an honour and a huge privilege to be part of the GDC’s vital work to move regulation upstream, ensure patient safety and help student professionals to understand the role and remit of their regulator. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me in these roles and I will continue as a very interested stakeholder.”

GDC Chief Executive and Registrar, Ian Brack, says:

“I wish both Bill and Cathie well in the future.

"I have been immensely fortunate to have had Bill’s support and advice in delivering change and securing the financial stability of the GDC over the last five years. He has always acted to protect, in a fair and proportionate manner, the interests of patients and the public. His insight and experience has helped Council to come to many important collective decisions and support essential changes to the GDC over the years.

"Cathie has made a very significant contribution to the work of the GDC as a highly regarded member of Council and hard-working member of our committees. I have great respect for Cathie’s passion for dental standards and education, and her activities as a positive ambassador for the GDC.”

This blog post from Bill Moyes shares his thoughts on leaving the GDC in good shape.