Senior Management Team
The Senior Management Team brings together our executive leadership - it is accountable, via the Chief Executive, to Council.
Susan Goldsmith, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive
Susan is our Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive.
Susan joined us in October 2014 from British Airports Authority where she was Operations Director with responsibility for Heathrow Terminal 5. She’s previously held senior roles within East Coast Trains and National Express group and is a qualified chartered accountant.
She brings significant experience in change and transformation to the Senior Management team and will draw on this experience to help us make the changes necessary to meet the challenges we face and deliver the aims in our corporate strategy.
Una Lane, Director of Registration and Revalidation
As Director of our Registration and Revalidation directorate, Una has lead responsibility for all aspects of our registration and revalidation work, including policy, implementation and operational delivery.
Una joined the Senior Management team in 2010 when we created the Registration and Revalidation directorate. Before that, Una was Assistant Director of Revalidation from 2007, and Head of Policy and Planning in the Fitness to Practise directorate between 2002 and 2007.
Before joining the GMC, Una worked at the Legal Services Commission for eight years. She has degrees in History and French, and in Law, and completed the Legal Practice Course in 1994.
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Neil Roberts, Director of Resources and Quality Assurance
Neil is the Director of Resources and Quality Assurance. He has overall responsibility for making sure we have the right people, working environment, equipment, systems and information to carry out our work.
Neil is a strong advocate of continuous improvement and has been responsible for a number of major projects that have led to significant improvements to the way we work.
Previously, Neil was the Director of Resources, having joined us in 2003. Prior to this, Neil worked in the commercial aerospace and defence sectors, having spent 14 years at British Aerospace and five at Raytheon. He has a degree in engineering, an MBA and is a Chartered Management Accountant.
Paul Buckley, Director of Strategy and Communication
Paul is Director of our Strategy and Communication directorate. He has overall responsibility for the directorate, whose work includes:
- the strategic development of our approach to regulation in all four UK countries
- the use of research, data and insight to improve patient protection and promote medical professionalism
- the effective use of communication and engagement channels to provide clear, concise and relevant information for internal and external audiences.
Paul became Director of Strategy and Communication in 2014. In his previous role as Director of Education and Standards (2008–13) he played a key part in leading the successful merger of the Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board with the GMC, which was completed in 2010.
He also led our work to support Lord Patel’s review of the regulation of medical education and training. Paul joined the Senior Management team in 2004 as Director of Strategy and Planning, and among other things was responsible for coordinating our response to a number of public inquiries, including the Shipman Inquiry.
Paul is the longest serving member of staff on the Senior Management team, having joined us as a Senior Case Worker in our Fitness to Practice directorate in 1996.
Before that , Paul worked for a number of public sector organisations, including the Inland Revenue and the Parliamentary Ombudsman. He also qualified as a teacher and took a degree in Modern History and Modern Languages.
Paul's blog posts
Anthony Omo, Director of Fitness to Practise
As Director of our Fitness to Practise directorate, Anthony has overall responsibility for the work we do about doctor’s fitness to practise medicine, and the reform programme within the directorate.
Anthony joined us in 2003 as an in-house solicitor. He then went on to become a Principal Legal Adviser and then Assistant Director responsible for our Legal Services team in 2008, in which role he led the development and expansion of our first full service in-house legal team handling all of our in-house legal work.
As well as leading the in-house legal team, Anthony took on the role of Assistant Director for our Employer Liaison Service in 2011 and led the successful roll out of the service across the four countries of the UK.
Anthony became Director of our Fitness to Practise directorate in 2013. In addition to his director role, Anthony was appointed as General Counsel for the GMC in 2015. In this role , Anthony acts as senior legal adviser to our Council and the Chief Executive, leads on the provision of legal advice, oversees litigation, supports policy development and legislative drafting, and make sure that a full range of legal services are available.
Before joining us, Anthony worked in public service for the then Department of Health and Social Security, the Crown Prosecution Service and in local government. Anthony is a solicitor and has degrees in Law, English and Literature, and an MBA.
Anthony's blog posts
Colin Melville, Director of Education and Standards
As Director of our Education and Standards directorate, Colin has lead responsibility for delivering our regulatory duties for all stages of medical education, advising doctors on standards of professional conduct, professional performance and on medical ethics..
Colin joined the Senior Management team in 2017 from his role as the Head of Lancaster Medical School. Colin has a strong background in medical education, having also held senior leadership positions at Warwick Medical School, Hull York Medical School and North Yorkshire East Coast Foundation School.
As a registered doctor, Colin has also worked as a consultant in intensive care medicine and was Medical Director for five years at Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Services.