Senior management

Profiles of our Chief Executive and executive directors

The senior management team implement the strategic direction set by the Council. They make sure that our policies and processes, both internal and external, are of a high standard.

Our Chief Executive and Registrar is Andrea Sutcliffe CBE.

Accountable to the Council, the Chief Executive and Registrar is responsible for leading and managing the NMC’s professional, business and financial affairs.

Our executive directors are:

Matthew McClelland - Executive Director of Strategy and Insight

Edward Welsh - Executive Director of Communications and Engagement

Ruth Bailey and Lise-Anne Boissiere, Executive Directors of People and Organisational Effectiveness

Helen Herniman - Executive Director of Resources and Technology Services

Lesley Maslen - Executive Director of Professional Regulation

Sam Foster - Executive Nurse Director of Professional Practice


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