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HCPC appoint two new lay members to Council

03/01/2017 - 14:17

New lay council members

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new lay members to Council, Sue Gallone and Gavin Scott.

Sue Gallone is a chartered management accountant and experienced executive director who has held a range of leadership roles including director of finance and resources at the Human Tissue Authority and Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and in a non-departmental public body of the Ministry of Justice.

Gavin Scott lives and works in Scotland with current non-executive roles including membership of committees of the Scottish Prison Service and COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland). He is a chartered accountant and has previously held non-executive roles at the University of Edinburgh and Strathclyde Pension Fund.

Elaine Buckley, Council Chair HCPC, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome Sue and Gavin to the Council. Their diverse skills and experience in a variety of roles across the public, private and charity sectors will be a valuable contribution to the Council.”

Marc Seale, Chief Executive and Registrar, commented: “I welcome our newly appointed Council members Sue and Gavin and look forward to working with them to ensure that the HCPC maintains efficient regulatory processes, fulfils the highest standards of public protection and continues to be fit for purpose.”


Notes to editors:

1. The HCPC is responsible for managing the process of appointing a new Council member, in line with the requirements of the legislative frameworks, including the Health and Care Professions Council (Constitution) Order 2009, and makes recommendations to the Privy Council. The Professional Standards Authority is responsible for advising the Privy Council about the process adopted by the professional regulators in recommending an appointment. The HCPC are also responsible for managing the process of reappointment of a Council member or Chair, extending appointments of council members and chairs, suspending or removing a council member or chair or making an emergency appointment. Again, these processes will be carried out in line with the requirements of the legislative frameworks.

2. The Council is drawn from the professions the HCPC regulate as well as lay backgrounds to bring a diverse mix of experience and knowledge. For further information about the Council and biographies please see or contact Secretariat, on +44 (0)20 7840 9785 or email

3. The HCPC currently regulates the following 16 professions. Each of these professions has one or more ‘protected titles’. Anyone who uses one of these titles must register with the HCPC. To see the full list of protected titles please see
                 Arts therapists
                 Biomedical scientists
                 Chiropodists / podiatrists
                 Clinical scientists
                 Hearing aid dispensers
                 Occupational therapists
                 Operating department practitioners
                 Practitioner psychologists
                 Prosthetists / orthotists
                 Social workers in England
                 Speech and language therapists

4. The HCPC regulates social workers in England. Social workers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are separately regulated by the relevant Care Council in that country.

5. To contact us via social media, use the Twitter handle @The_HCPC or search The Health and Care Professions Council on Facebook  or LinkedIn.


Louise Shewey
44 (0)20 7840 9806

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