UK Directors of Public Health elect a new ADPH President



Dr Andrew Furber has been elected as the next President of the Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH).

Andrew, who is the Director of Public Health for Wakefield Council and has been an ADPH regional representative and Council Member for Yorkshire & Humber since 2012, will take on the role for a three year period beginning at the ADPH Annual General Meeting on 15th June 2015.

Having trained as a GP Andrew worked in international development and went on to become a Director of Public Health in North Lincolnshire, before taking up his current role as Director of Public Health for Wakefield.

With a longstanding history of advocating for public health both in the UK and internationally, he has a track record of providing leadership on challenging and longstanding issues such as sexual health and tobacco, acting as ADPH lead on tobacco related policy work.

Andrew said;"I am thrilled to have been elected into this role by my peers. Directors of Public Health play a vital role in improving and protecting health and wellbeing. As President of ADPH I will do my utmost to support them in their challenging roles. I will ensure their unique local perspective is reflected in national policy discussions. I want our teams to be rewarding places to work so we continue to see our best talent aspiring to become the Directors of Public Health in the future."

Outgoing President, Dr Janet Atherton, said: "I am delighted that Andrew has been elected to lead ADPH as our President for the next three years. Andrew has already made a strong contribution to ADPH through his roles as Yorkshire and Humber council representative and our tobacco policy lead. I am confident he will be an excellent President."