Mr. Houston is an experienced senior executive, with over 35 years’ experience working in the integrated health and social care system in Northern Ireland. He has over 20 years’ experience of operating at Board level, having worked at both Director and Chief Executive levels in a number of organisations.
Between 2009 and 2016, he was Chief Executive of the Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority – Northern Ireland’s independent health and social care regulator. He was for 3 years a member of the Board of the European Partnership of Supervisory Organisations, served as President of that Board in 2015 and worked on projects in The Netherlands, Denmark and Kosovo.
Mr. Houston is a qualified social worker. In 2014 he was awarded a Masters of Science Degree in Inter-Professional Health and Social Care Management from Queen’s University Belfast.
He is currently Vice-Chair of the Board of the Disclosure and Barring Service, is a Board member of the Human Tissue Authority, the Northern Health and Social Care Trust and the Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service.
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