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Brian Wroe

Brian Wroe is Chair of the Investigating Committee.

Brian’s professional experience spans the police, local government, health and social care, healthcare regulation and the charity sector. As well as being an experienced public speaker himself, Brian has taught public speaking and given talks on the topic of Leadership across the North West of England.

Brian served for 32 years in the Greater Manchester Police where his career culminated in being Commander in charge of City Centre Manchester. Following this he was appointed Divisional Police Commander of the City of Salford .

Brian then moved on to a career in local government. As Assistant Director at Salford City Council, Brian introduced a system of Neighbourhood Management. He spent six years at Salford City Council before joining Salford Primary Care Trust as a Non-Executive Director.

Following government-introduced structural changes, Brian became Deputy Chair of the newly-formed NHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group. This role also involved Brian being Chair of the Primary Care Commissioning Committee, assisting delivery of outstanding primary care to the 250,000 residents of the city.

While working at NHS Salford, Brian entered the world of regulation, being appointed Fitness to Practise Panel Chair with the Health and Care Professions Council which he undertook from 2012 to 2020.

Brian spent approximately 10 years on the Board of a children’s cancer research charity, three of which were as Chair of the Board. He was appointed as Chair of the Investigating Committee at GOsC in April 2019.

Read Brian’s blog post