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1st July 2016

Social care stalwarts retire – CSSIW chief inspector and CCW chief executive both announce retirement

Two major figures in the social care sector are set to retire with the chief inspector at CSSIW, Imelda Richardson, announcing her retirement at the end of the summer after a 40-year career in social care. She is joined by chief executive of the Care Council for Wales, Rhian Huws Williams, who retired at the end of June after 15 years at the helm.

In a letter to CFW chair Mario Kreft Imelda Richardson (pictured above) said: “I would like to thank you for your work with the inspectorate supporting our joint commitment to improving the lives of people receiving care in Wales. It has been a privilege to work in Wales with and alongside social care professionals, at all levels, as we strive to make a difference to people’s lives. 

"There is never a good time to leave any job, especially one that you love. This decision has not been made lightly but the inspectorate needs a leader who can see CSSIW through the implementation of legislative changes and transition during the next three years." 

Sue Evans takes the helm at CCW

Meanwhile Sue Evans takes over as chief executive of Care Council for Wales at the end of this month replacing Rhian Huws Williams who retires at the end of June after 15 years.

Sue was previously chief officer for social Care and  housing at Torfaen Council and is President of the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS) Cymru. 

Care Council chair Arwel Ellis Owen said: “In Rhian Huws Williams we have had an excellent chief executive, who has led the Care Council since 2001, guiding it to many significant achievements and building it into a successful organisation.

"Now that Rhian is retiring, we are fortunate to have someone of Sue’s calibre to lead the Care Council onto its next stage of evolution and I’m looking forward very much to working closely with her,” he added. 

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