GPhC appoints new Director

The General Pharmaceutical Council has appointed Francesca Okosi as its new Director of Organisational Development and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.   Reporting to Duncan Rudkin, chief executive of the GPhC, Francesca will join the GPhC on 5 June 2017.

Francesca brings a breadth and depth of experience in HR, organisational development, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and wider government and senior leadership experience to the GPhC.  Her career to date has included serving on the Management Board of DEFRA, as Director of People and Performance; Director of Support Operations at the East Thames Group (a large housing and regeneration organisation in East London and Essex), and Director of Corporate Resources in the British Transport Police. Most recently Francesca has been part of the transformation team within South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, as Director of Workforce Transformation.

Duncan Rudkin, chief executive and registrar, said:  ‘Francesca will be a welcome addition to our senior leadership team.   Her experience in staff development, EDI and organisational governance will be an asset to GPhC as we work to ensure that we foster a culture of continuous improvement in performance, effectiveness and professionalism.’