Jon Rouse was appointed Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships in March 2013.
Before joining the department, he was Chief Executive of the London Borough of Croydon. Other previous roles include:
- Chief Executive, Housing Corporation
- Chief Executive, Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment
He has also held a wide range of non-executive positions with organisations including English Partnerships and Homelessness International, and was a non-executive director on the Department of Health’s board until 2010.
As Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, Jon is part of the Department of Health senior team and an executive member of its board. The Director General, Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships is responsible for:
- policies on care and support for adults, and health services for children
- the department’s relationship with local government across all of health and care
- mental health
- health equalities