SCIE media statement

New SCIE Chief Executive to start in April

11 January 2011

Andrea Sutcliffe has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Andrea, who is currently the Chief Executive of the Appointments Commission, will join SCIE in April 2012.

We are delighted with the appointment, says Allan Bowman, SCIE chair. Andrea is an experienced chief executive with a background in both social care in local government and the NHS at national and local levels. Her energy, intelligence and experience will be vital to us as we enter a new stage of SCIE’s development.

Andrea says:

It is an honour to have been appointed as the new Chief Executive for the Social Care Institute for Excellence.  I am excited by the opportunity to make a difference and improve the lives of people who use care services.

SCIE’s current Chief Executive, Julie Jones, is retiring following nearly five years at SCIE .


Andrea Sutcliffe joined the Appointments Commission as Chief Executive in 2007 from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) where she was Deputy Chief Executive.  Andrea’s career started in the health service at Tower Hamlets Health Authority in 1986, progressing to Bloomsbury and Islington Health Authority.  In 1992 she moved to Camden and Islington Community Health Services, managing services for older people; and then to St. George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, where she was the General Manager for Children & Women and Neurosciences Services.  Before Andrea joined NICE she was an Assistant Director in the Social Services Department for the London Borough of Camden.

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