FPH members elect Professor John Newton as Vice President

FPH is delighted to announce the election of Professor John Newton as our new Vice President. John will take up office following the 12 June AGM for a term of three years.

John is Director of Health Improvement at Public Health England. He is a former Regional Director of Public Health for NHS South Central, Director of Research and Development in two large NHS teaching hospitals (Southampton and Oxford) and Chief Executive of the charity UK Biobank.

John brings with him experience and expertise in strategic leadership, management and communication to FPH and we very much look forward to working with him and our members to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities and national populations.

On his election, John said “It’s a great privilege to be able to serve FPH as Vice President and I look forward to supporting the new President in any way I can. There are many pressing public health issues across the UK and internationally, and FPH is well placed to help its members address them.”

Incoming FPH President Maggie Rae said “I would like to offer my congratulations to John Newton on his appointment as FPH Vice President. John brings with him a wealth of experience to the role of Vice President and I look forward to working with him and FPH members to protect and improve the health of the public”

The full results of the election are available via the FPH online members’ area.