“I am very confident that Peter will make a telling contribution to the work of CQC.
“Having been Chair of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for the last five years, Peter brings with him a great understanding of the healthcare landscape that we regulate, as well as a commitment to making sure people receive safe, high-quality and compassionate care.
“Also, I am sure that Peter’s long and successful career at PwC will add value as we seek to become a more efficient and effective organisation over the next few years.
“I have found Peter to be very thoughtful, intelligent and warm in the way he relates to people. I very much look forward to working with him.
“While I welcome Peter’s appointment, I would like to pay tribute to Michael Mire who has been Interim Chair of CQC since May, following the departure of our former chair, David Prior. I am delighted that we will continue to benefit from Michael’s abilities as he will continue as a non-executive director of CQC.”