Antony Townsend – Chief Executive
Antony took up his post in 2006, having been Chief Executive at the General Dental Council (GDC) from 2001.
At the GDC he led a large reform programme to modernise dental regulation involving legislative, structural and operational change and including the extension of regulation to new groups of dental professionals.
Before this, Antony held a number of senior roles at the General Medical Council, including Director of Standards and Education, and Head of Conduct.
In all these roles, he worked extensively with the regulators of other professions, consumer organisations, professional representatives and Government. His earlier career was with the Home Office, where he worked primarily on criminal justice issues.
In May 2013, Antony announced his intention to step down as SRA Chief Executive. More