ADPH President appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England

September 3, 2021 in ADPH Updates, PH System by Campbell Findlay

ADPH President, Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, has been appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England with responsibility for jointly leading the new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). 

Professor Jim McManus, ADPH Vice President, will be Interim President from 1st October whilst the election process for a new President takes places.  

Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy, President, Association of Directors of Public Health, said:

“I am honoured to have been appointed as Deputy Chief Medical Officer and grateful for the opportunity to jointly lead the new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities as it begins its work to improve and level up the health of the nation.

“It has been a privilege to serve as President of ADPH and work with such a fantastic Board, Council, membership and staff team to promote and support Directors of Public Health. I have been inspired by the expertise, professionalism and commitment of fellow DsPH, especially during the response to COVID-19.

“I look forward to working with the ADPH team and DsPH in my new role.”

Professor Jim McManus, Vice President, Association of Directors of Public Health, said:

“This is fantastic news for the public health system, though a real loss to ADPH. 

“I want to say huge congratulations to Jeanelle on her appointment and thank her for indefatigable and vital leadership over the last three years as President, and as Vice President prior to that. I, and I know ADPH staff, DsPH and stakeholders will miss her enormously. But I know Jeanelle and we, at ADPH, are equally excited about building a strong, collaborative and constructive relationship in her new role. 

“I am proud to be able to serve as Interim ADPH President from 1st October. ADPH will maintain business as usual during this transition phase and we continue to do everything we can to support DsPH in their local work and actively contribute to national conversations about public health and the health system.”