Clare Perkins wears a white blazer and smiles at the camera

Clare Perkins

Director of Health Improvement,
Public Health England

Wellbeing Leadership Team

Clare Perkins is Deputy Director of Health Improvement (Priorities and Programmes Division)  at Public Health England (PHE).

She is responsible for seven national public health programmes: Public Mental Health, Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Work and Health; Musculoskeletal Health, Healthy Places, Communities, and Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV.

Clare is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, registered as a public health specialist (generalist). She has over 25 years of experience in the NHS, Academia and the Civil Service, working at local, regional and national levels. Former posts include Head of Risk Factors Intelligence (PHE), Director of the North West Knowledge and Intelligence Team (PHE), Deputy Director of the Centre for Public Health at Liverpool John Moores University, and Assistant Regional Director of Public Health in the South West of England.

About Business in the Community’s Wellbeing Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Wellbeing Leadership Team is to build a movement that is committed to positioning health and wellbeing as strategic boardroom issues with a particular focus on mental health; driving collective action through evidence-based, practical solutions.

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