Kate Chamberlain to leave HIW

Dr Kate Chamberlain is to leave her role as Healthcare Inspectorate Wales’s (HIW) Chief Executive.

Dr Chamberlain is moving to take up a new post as the Interim Chief Executive of the Independent Monitoring Authority for the Citizens' Rights Agreements – a new organisation established to monitor the UK’s application of the rights of European Union (EU), European Free Trade Association and Swiss citizens following the UK’s departure from the EU.

Kate Chamberlain has been the Chief Executive of Healthcare Inspectorate Wales since 2013 and has overseen significant development in the organisation during her time in post. She has also been involved in many pieces of high-profile work whilst working in HIW.

After announcing her departure to staff, Kate Chamberlain said:

I am incredibly proud of how much HIW achieves given the breadth of its role.

There is never a good time to leave, but HIW is well placed to meet its future challenges. The organisation will be preparing a new strategy in the coming year to cover the period 2021-24, so this is a time of opportunity and I am sure that HIW staff will have ideas and proposals to keep the inspectorate moving forward.

I would like to thank everyone who has worked with me in this role. I’d particularly like to thank HIW staff at all levels for their support, professionalism and hard work. I feel there is a deep appreciation of the value of what we do and real pride in our work, as well a commitment to work together to overcome challenges that we face.

I’d also like to thank external partners and stakeholders, including Welsh Government colleagues and our Inspection Wales partners, for their collaborative and constructive approach to our work over my time with HIW.

I’m sad to be leaving HIW, but I’m looking forward to starting in my new role, which is a challenging and exciting one.

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