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Speaker Biography

David Walden

David Walden joined SCIE as its first Director of Adult Services and Regional Development in April 2009. Prior to that he spent 5 years as Director of Strategy at the Commission for Social Care Inspection. His responsibilities at CSCI included advising and reporting on social care policy, corporate and business planning and monitoring, stakeholder engagement and CSCI’s publications and reports, including the annual State of Social Care report.

In 2003, he was Transition Director for the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts (Monitor). Before that he worked for the Department of Health for over 25 years, including heading the Community Care Branch and then the Health Promotion Division, and he was Private Secretary to Sir Roy Griffiths, Deputy Chairman of the NHS Management Board. David became Head of Social Care Policy at DH in 1999. He has had two spells in the “outside” world – as Personnel Director of Poole Hospital and as a Director of Anchor Trust, England’s largest not-for-profit care and housing provider for older people.