Chair chooses new path

Frank ClarkAfter helping to guide the organisation through an extraordinary period of change over the past six years, Professor Frank Clark CBE is to step down as Chair of the Care Inspectorate in spring 2013.

He joined the Care Commission as Convener in 2006 and became Chair of the newly formed Care Inspectorate in 2011 when it merged the roles of the Care
Commission, SWIA and the children’s services of HMIE.

Professor Clark said he enjoyed the challenge and working with colleagues on the Board and leadership team: “The integration of the services was a challenge as we not only have to continue to provide public assurance on the quality of care, but also act as a catalyst for innovation.

“We’ve shown that agility, as we’ve developed a joint inspection model for children’s services across Scotland in partnership with other scrutiny bodies, so I believe I leave the Care Inspectorate in excellent shape.”

After 48 years in public service, which includes Chief Executive of Lanarkshire Health Board, Director of Strathcarron Hospice and Chairman of Forth Valley NHS Board plus other senior government appointments, Professor Clark has decided to focus on ‘personal service’ for a change: supporting his five-year-old great granddaughter Evie, who has cerebral palsy.