Find out more about our team
The Council sets the GCC’s strategic direction and works with the Chief Executive and Registrar and his team who are accountable for the effective and timely delivery of the GCC’s strategy, business plan and budget.
The GCC comprises of 16 permanent members of staff, working to deliver a challenging work programme, signed up to a shared vision:
'The GCC is a great place to work, and we do so together. It matters to us that we make a real difference in protecting the public and developing the profession. We are positive and work hard – we support, value, care and trust each other. We innovate, embrace diversity and our growth.'
The team's core activities are organised around Education, Registration and Standards, Fitness to Practise, and Corporate Services.
Nick Jones was appointed Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Chiropractic Council in February 2019, and is thrilled to lead the team working across the chiropractic system. He started his working career in social housing and was drawn to a career in regulation – working first for the housing regulator and then within system healthcare regulation ending up at the Care Quality Commission in 2010. From then (until joining the GCC) he was a Director at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, the government regulator responsible for making sure fertility clinics and research centres comply with the law. He believes that regulation undertaken well incentivises improvement and high quality care for patients, its fundamental purpose. He lives in north London with his partner and three sons.
Penny Bance joined the GCC in February 2013 as Director of Education, Registration and Standards. She has over 25 years' experience in the field of standards, qualifications and apprenticeships, working for several trade associations and membership organisations in fields such as printing, film and television, lifelong learning and financial services. She is passionate about engaging with current and future registrants, ensuring they continue to learn and develop as professionals. She has been a college governor for several years and lives in south east London with her husband and daughter.
Niru Uddin is the Director of Fitness to Practise. Medical Law has always been of great interest to Niru having first stumbled on the area as a module in her undergraduate degree at the University of Liverpool. Niru started her early career at a Magic Circle International law firm working on Structured Finance deals but her interests in Medical Law soon led her back to healthcare regulation at the General Optical Council where she qualified as a Solicitor. Niru joined the GCC in October 2015 and has over 13 years' experience in the field of professional regulation, from a number of healthcare regulators and membership organisations. Niru is passionate about professional regulation which she often refers to as “posh crime” to those not familiar with the area. Since joining the GCC, Niru has brought her experience from other regulators and sought to make changes to ensure best practice and adherence to PSA’s standards of good regulation.
Eleanor joined the GCC in July 2020 on secondment from Social Work England as maternity cover for the Director of Fitness to Practise.
She has over 10 years’ experience in law and professional regulation, having worked in the fitness to practise teams at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the General Dental Council and latterly, as one of the formative members of Social Work England, helping to build the new specialist regulator for social work in England from the ground up.
She is passionate about the importance and impact of professional regulation and patient safety and has a particular interest in participant support and remediation, recognising the need for effective communication and engagement with registrants to ensure that those that can return to practice safely, do so in a supported manner. Eleanor is keen to use her time at the GCC to identify opportunities for collaboration and co-production, instilling best practice and implementing operational streamlining.
She lives in North London with her partner.
Joe Omorodion is the Director of Corporate Services with key responsibilities for finance, governance and corporate resource management. Joe is a qualified accountant and started his professional career in audit for four years before joining the not-for-profit sector 25 years ago. Since joining the non-profit sector, Joe has held positions such as Director of Finance and Operations or Director of Finance and Administration. In the last 18 years, he worked for professional membership and social enterprise organisations which included the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Secretariat and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Joe is passionate about delivering best value for his stakeholders and likes to do so as equitably as possible.
Joe lives in South East London with his wife and three children. Outside of work, Joe is actively involved in his local church as a member and Treasurer.
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