Public health matters

Richard Gleave

Richard Gleave is Chief Operating Officer for Public Health England.

Richard joined the NHS as a National Management Trainee in the West Midlands and spent 18 years working in hospital and community services in central London, the North East and the South West, including appointments as a board director in Sunderland and Bristol, and as Chief Executive of the Royal United Hospital Bath. He has also held academic appointments in health services management at Newcastle University.

Between 2002 and 2009, Richard worked as a senior civil servant at the Department of Health, where he was the Performance Director and then the Director of Planning & Patient Experience. He was a 2007-08 Harkness/Health Foundation Fellow based at Kasier Permanente and the University of California Berkeley.

He was Director of Programmes at NHS South of England and led the national design and designation of Academic Health Science Networks as part of the implementation of Innovation Health and Wealth.

He has a first degree in Geography from Oxford University and an MSc in Health Economics and Management from Sheffield University.