New NMC Chair takes office

Philip Graf, the former Chief Executive of Trinity Mirror, takes office as the new Chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Philip Graf, the former Chief Executive of the newspaper giant Trinity Mirror was named as the next chair of the Nursing and Midwifery Council earlier this year.

Mr Graf is the former chair of the Gambling Commission, former deputy chair of communications regulator Ofcom and spent a total of 20 years in the media industry which culminated in his role at Trinity Mirror.


Graf will be paid a daily rate of £500 or £78,000 a year.

NMC bids farewell.

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) will also bid farewell to Dame Janet Finch on completion of her term as Chair and to Maureen Morgan who has completed two terms as a registrant Council member.

Council member Robert Parry has also been reappointed for a further three years, fulfilling the requirement for the Council to have at least one member from Scotland.

Looking forward to building on excellent work.

Chair of the Council, Philip Graf, said: “I am delighted to take up this role and look forward to building on the excellent work of my predecessor, Dame Janet Finch. Under her leadership the NMC has made considerable strides towards becoming the dynamic forward thinking regulator we aim to be. We’re indebted to Dame Janet for the invaluable contribution she has made.

“I also want to express our considerable thanks to Maureen Morgan, who leaves having devoted five years to the Council. Her professional expertise, commitment and dedication will be a hard act to follow.

“I am also pleased to confirm that the Council will continue to benefit from the expertise of Rob Parry, who has been reappointed to the Council to serve a further term as a registrant member.”

What is the NMC Council?

The Council is made up of six lay and six registrant members, including at least one from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Members are appointed by the Privy Council and can be reappointed for a second term, subject to satisfactory performance.

The NMC Council is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the NMC, for ensuring it is focussed on protecting patients and the public, and for overseeing its work.

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