Charlie Massey

Chief Executive and Registrar

Charlie leads our senior management team who are responsible for what we do day-to-day. The Chief Executive is also the Registrar, in which role Charlie has various functions specifically assigned in legislation.

He builds on the key reforms we've delivered, including:

  • expanded medical education and training role
  • revalidation
  • language checks for doctors from Europe
  • Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.

Charlie joined us from his Director General role at the Department of Health England. Before that, Charlie was Director for Ageing Society and State Pensions at the Department for Work and Pensions.

He has also worked in a variety of roles across government and the wider public sector. During this time Charlie has led:

  • improved funding of final salary pension schemes as Executive Director of the Pensions Regulator
  • childcare and drugs reviews in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit
  • work on Royal Mail and the future of the Post Office network at HM Treasury