After nearly eight years leading the General Dental Council (GDC), Ian Brack will be stepping down as chief executive and registrar of the GDC, on November 6, 2023.
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.
Gurvinder Soomal, the chief operating officer, will act as interim chief executive until a new CEO and registrar is in place.
Toby Harris, the GDC’s chair, 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.”