NMC welcomes Professor Dame Janet Finch as new Chair to lead Council

Published on 04 September 2014

From 1 January 2015, the new Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council will be Professor Dame Janet Finch.

Dame Janet brings substantial experience to the NMC which she gained as Vice Chancellor of Keele University from 1995-2010 and subsequently, in a number of non-executive director roles. She is currently a member of the Medical Research Council and Science and Technology Honours Committee, amongst other roles.

She also led the group on Expanding Access to Published Research Findings, which culminated in the Finch Report in 2012.

Commenting on her appointment as Chair, Dame Janet said:

“I am very pleased to be taking up the role of Chair of Council as the NMC moves into an exciting new period in its development.

“I am looking forward to working with the other members of the Council, with colleagues in the executive team and with the NMC’s stakeholders in order to continue the good progress that has been made.”

Jackie Smith, NMC Chief Executive and Registrar, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Dame Janet to the NMC. Under her leadership as Chair of Council, I am confident that the NMC will continue to develop as an organisation focussed on protecting the public and maintaining confidence in the professions we regulate.”


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