GDC Chief Executive and Registrar, Evlynne Gilvarry, has decided to leave the organisation at the beginning of next year. Continuing in her role until January 2016, an interim Chief Executive will be appointed before a suitable permanent replacement can be found.
She said: “It has been a privilege to lead the organisation for the last five years and I have greatly enjoyed working with so many talented and dedicated colleagues. It is now the right time for me to hand over to a new chief executive to lead the GDC going forward. I would like to thank the GDC’s Council members and staff for their support and commitment during my time with the organisation.”
GDC Chair, Bill Moyes, also commented: “On behalf of the Council and staff, I would like to thank Evlynne for her very valuable contribution and commitment over a period of immense challenge for the organisation. She has driven forward some very significant and necessary improvements during her time with the GDC which will benefit the organisation well into the future.”
A GDC statement said of her tenure: "Evlynne has led the GDC through a time of substantial change. She has overseen a significant modernisation of the GDC’s systems and processes, equipping it to manage a very substantial growth in workload. She has developed collaborative working practices with key stakeholders, aimed at improving dental regulation and preventing duplication. She successfully made the case for legislative changes that means, from 2016, the GDC’s Fitness to Practise processes will be more efficient and effective."