Peter Macleod is retiring from his role as Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate on 10 February 2022 following a period of ill health. Peter has been Chief Executive since January 2019, having worked for almost 35 years in public service. Edith Macintosh, Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Strategy and Improvement, will become interim Chief Executive until future arrangements are put in place.

Edith Macintosh has worked with the Care Inspectorate since 2009 and has been deputy Chief Executive since 2020. She brings a wealth of expertise and knowledge from working across the health and social care sector for many years.

Peter Macleod said: “I have taken the difficult decision to retire from my position at the Care Inspectorate due to a period of ill health. I step down in the knowledge that the organisation is in good hands and is ready to take on the challenges that the future holds, while always keeping people who experience care at the heart of all it does.”

Edith Macintosh said: “It has been my great pleasure to work closely with Peter over the past three years and benefit from his leadership. On behalf of the Care Inspectorate and myself, I offer Peter our sincere thanks and very best wishes for the future.”

Paul Edie, Chair of the Board of the Care Inspectorate, said: “On behalf of the Board, I wish Peter the very best for the future and thank him for his service to the Care Inspectorate over the last three years.

“Peter has committed his whole career to improving services and protecting people across social care. He has been a highly effective Chief Executive for us at the Care Inspectorate and has driven significant transformation within the organisation. I thank him for the support he has provided to me, personally, and to the Board during that time.

“The Board is looking forward to welcoming Edith Macintosh to her interim position as Chief Executive and to working with her and the Strategic Leadership team.”