Jackie Irvine has been appointed as chief executive of the Care Inspectorate, replacing Peter Macleod, who retired in February following a period of ill health.
Irvine has been a chief social work officer for over 10 years and joins the Care Inspectorate from her post as service director, children and families and justice services at City of Edinburgh Council.
‘Ministers have approved this appointment and Jackie will take up her new responsibilities in due course. I wish Jackie all the best in the new role as the Care Inspectorate implements its new corporate plan and works towards its vision for world-class social care and social work in Scotland,’ said Paul Edie, Care Inspectorate board chair.
‘On behalf of the board, I would also like to thank Edith Macintosh who has been interim chief executive of the Care Inspectorate since February while the recruitment process took place. I know the organisation, and the people the Care Inspectorate exists to serve, have benefited hugely from Edith’s leadership, commitment and dedication.’
Minister for Social Care Kevin Stewart said: ‘I am pleased to welcome Jackie Irvine as the chief executive of the Care Inspectorate. She brings a wealth of experience to the organisation and this will be hugely valuable as we aim to improve the quality of services and outcomes for people in receipt of social care.
‘I look forward to meeting and working with Jackie and would also like to thank Edith Macintosh for her leadership and contribution to the Care Inspectorate as the interim chief executive.’