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 staff team is small, comprising of 16 permanent members of staff, working to deliver a challenging work programme.
The team is signed up to its 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 teams are organised around Education, Registration and Standards, Fitness to Practise, and a small finance team.
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 Practice. 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.
Rui Domingues was appointed as the GCC’s part-time Director of Finance in December 2018, to embed the first 15 months of the GCC’s financial strategy. He’s worked for nearly 20 years as a director of finance or of corporate resources at a number of not-for-profit organisations, including Samaritans, National Childbirth Trust (NCT) and the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, mainly on a contract or interim basis. Rui loves to sort out the messy, behind-the-scenes work, so that others can be freed up to do what they are passionate about. He is also the GCC’s Data protection Officer (DPO). Rui lives with his wife and 4 children in south-east Surrey and the rest of his week is currently taken up on a church ministry training course.
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