Nick Jones appointed Chief Executive and Registrar

Nick Jones appointed Chief Executive and Registrar


The General Chiropractic Council (GCC) today announces that Nick Jones will take up the appointment as its new Chief Executive and Registrar from mid February 2019.


Nick is currently a Director at the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), accountable for its inspection and information functions. The HFEA is the UK's independent regulator overseeing fertility treatment and research. In his time there Nick has overseen the transformation of its regulatory and inspection methods and its digital estate - in particular the 'register of treatments' enabling donor-conceived people to contact the donor on reaching eighteen.


Prior to joining the HFEA, Nick worked in another branch of healthcare oversight at the Care Quality Commission and its predecessor bodies, where he was responsible for a range of policy and planning functions. Nick is committed to improving the quality of health and healthcare and believes this is best achieved by working collaboratively with those providing it to promote development and improvement.


In his early career Nick worked in social housing in London - involved in new models of homelessness provision and services to housing bodies across England to improve conditions and supply. More recently he has served as non-executive director on the board of the UK's largest housing association.


Mary Chapman, GCC Chair, said, “We are delighted to have appointed Nick as our next Chief Executive and Registrar.  He brings expertise in healthcare regulation coupled with an energetic commitment to professional standards and patient care.


Tricia McGregor, who has been the Interim Chief Executive and Registrar since Easter, will continue in that role until Nick joins the GCC. I would like to express the Council’s appreciation to Tricia for her outstanding contribution to the transformation of the GCC.”  


Nick Jones said, “I am thrilled to be joining the GCC in early 2019. I am looking forward to building on the great work initiated this year to shape a new strategic direction and to working with the Chiropractic profession, the staff team and other stakeholders.”