Doug Moodie has been appointed as the new Chair of the Care Inspectorate’s board by Scottish Ministers. Mr Moodie will take up his post on 1 September when the current Chair, Paul Edie, steps down after more than nine years in post.

Mr Moodie is currently a Chair of Falkirk Children’s Panel, Chair of HELM in Dundee who provide support, learning, and guidance to over two hundred care experienced young people, Chair of Clackmannanshire Business Improvement District (BID), and a Director/Treasurer of Home Start (Clacks) who received a Queen’s Award in 2022 for service to many families needing their help and support across the local community.

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He has been a Chartered Certified Accountant since 1994, and a Management Consultant since 2012, working in senior roles and leading teams across a range of sectors. Mr Moodie brings experience from a variety of different businesses that he has established, which include early years childcare, property management and private equity.

Mr Moodie said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed Chair of the Care Inspectorate’s board, and look forward to working with everyone associated with Care Inspectorate and the other related boards I will sit on, to continue the journey that my predecessor Paul Edie has led since 2013.

“The Care Inspectorate exists to support improved outcomes for everyone who experiences care and support in Scotland.

“I’ve seen first-hand the tremendous skill, dedication and professionalism that the Care Inspectorate’s staff demonstrate day in and day out. Their work, supporting improvement across all of Scotland’s care services, has never been more important.

“I am determined to champion the skills, experience and amazing talent I have witnessed in the Care Inspectorate to ensure that everyone in Scotland can experience care and support that meets their needs and respects their rights and choices.

“There is significant change underway across the sectors we inspect, including the development of a National Care Service, Anne’s Law and education reform. In addition The Promise and UNCRC, amongst many other pieces of work, are already making a positive difference in society, and I am determined that Care Inspectorate will play a significant role in ensuring this continues and evolves to meet everyone’s needs.”

Interim Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate, Edith Macintosh said: “I am delighted to welcome Doug Moodie to the role of Chair of the Care Inspectorate. He brings a wide range of experience from different sectors that will be extremely valuable to our work.

“Our Chair plays a central role in the strategic governance of the Care Inspectorate, which underpins the public assurance we provide to every person experiencing care.

“I would also like to express my gratitude to Paul Edie as he steps down as Chair. Paul has chaired the Care Inspectorate board for over nine years and has been a committed advocate for the care sector. During his time, he has seen many developments, including the Health and Social Care Standards and the move to targeted and responsive intelligence-led scrutiny, which drives improvement in the care sector.”