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November 11, 2021
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Professor Jim McManus elected ADPH President

Professor Jim McManus has been elected President of the Association of Directors of Public Health. Jim has served as Interim President since 1st October, following the appointment of previous President Dr Jeanelle de Gruchy to the role of Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.

Jim is the Director of Public Health for Hertfordshire and has held the position of Vice President of ADPH for three years. An election will now take place for a new Vice President. 

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

“It is an honour and privilege to take up this position and follow in the footsteps of such an esteemed catalogue of previous Presidents. I am very grateful to my colleagues for electing me.

“The Director of Public Health role has never had such a high profile and this offers huge opportunities that I am determined we seize together. I look forward to working with the brilliant ADPH team, Council and Board to continue to support - and advocate for - Directors of Public Health at the highest level. 

“I would like to thank Jeanelle for leading ADPH through the pandemic as President, and I will do my best to lead us out of it.”

Nicola Close, CEO, Association of Directors of Public Health, said:

“Jim brings a wealth of experience to the role of President - his reputation as a collaborative and constructive public health leader is a huge asset to ADPH as we seek to navigate the ongoing pandemic, the new health system in England and a range of other challenges.

“The ADPH team is delighted to continue to work with, and support Jim for his Presidential term.“

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