General Dental Council announces the departure of the Chief Executive


  Posted by: Dental Design      23rd October 2023

After nearly eight years leading the GDC, Ian Brack will be stepping down as Chief Executive and Registrar of the General Dental Council (GDC), on 6 November. 

Under his leadership the organisation has changed almost beyond recognition, and Ian Brack is leaving having placed the GDC on a sound financial footing and implemented a strong culture of planning and operational delivery. 

The GDC’s Council is soon to confirm the budget and ARF for next year, along with the Costed Corporate Plan for 2024-2026. Having these important decisions settled will be a good point to recruit a new CEO to take the GDC’s priorities into the future.   

The Chief Operating Officer, Gurvinder Soomal, will act as Interim Chief Executive until a new CEO and Registrar is in place. 

The GDC’s Chair, Lord Toby Harris, said: “I would like to take the opportunity to say that my colleagues on the Council and I have very much enjoyed working with Ian over the years and are grateful for the significant contribution he has made to the GDC. I am personally grateful to him for helping me to settle into the role after my appointment as Chair. Both I and my colleagues on the Council wish Ian the very best for the future, and we look forward to working with Gurvinder as interim CEO.”

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