Chair of Public Health England’s Advisory Board announced

David Heymann confirmed as Public Health England Chair
Published on Thursday, 29 November 2012 12:19
Posted by Scott Buckler

Professor David Heymann has today been confirmed as Chair of Public Health England's Advisory Board

He is currently Chairman of the Health Protection Agency and in his new role will Chair the Advisory Board that supports the Chief Executive of Public Health England in delivering its mission to protect and improve the nation's health, address inequalities and improve the health of the poorest fastest.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt said:

"I am delighted to confirm Professor David Heymann as Chair of Public Health England's Advisory Board. He brings a wealth of experience to the role as a public health scientist and doctor at both national and international level."

Professor David Heymann said:

"I feel very privileged to be appointed as Chair of Public Health England's Advisory Board.  Public Health England offers an unrivalled opportunity to make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of the nation.

"I am looking forward to continuing to work with Duncan and his team and am confident that we have the expertise to support local government as they take on their new responsibility for improving and protecting the public's health, as well as working in partnership with the NHS and other stakeholders locally and nationally."

Chief Executive of Public Health England Duncan Selbie said:

"I am greatly looking forward to working with David in pursuit of our mission and ambition."

Professor Heymann will take up post formally as Chair of Public Health England's Advisory Board on 1 April 2013, when Public Health England becomes fully operational.

Source: ©DH

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