RSPH is pleased to announce that William Roberts will be their new Chief Executive from 27 June 2022.

William joins from Innovation Unit, where as Director of Health Inequalities, Impact and Learning he leads on projects that introduce and scale innovative approaches to care. Previously he has been a senior leader in the NHS across roles in Public Health, Strategy, Transformation and Planning. He is also a registered nurse who has worked in both hospital and community services, and as a Nurse Specialist in Tuberculosis and HIV. 

In addition, William is Deputy Chair of the Terrence Higgins Trust and a Non-Executive Director of Housing 21 and POBL, two large Housing and Care providers. He will brings a wealth of experience across public health and inequalities from the NHS, third sector, social care, housing, local government and further education to RSPH. 

William said: “I am delighted to be joining RSPH at such an important time and to have the opportunity to work with the staff and trustees to help develop, support, and give voice to public health, in all its forms. Good public health is essential for a strong and fair society, and our members are critical to achieving this. As we launch our new strategy, I look forward to being a part of RSPH and its work to advocate and support the health and wellbeing of all members of the public. 

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chair of Royal Society for Public Health said: “I am delighted to welcome William to Royal Society of Public Health and together with the other trustees and the staff team I look forward to working with him.  William joints at a pivotal time for public health and the RSPH itself, as it adopts its new strategy.  William’s leadership and enthusiasm will be vital in ensuring that the organisation is in the best possible position to advocate and support the health of all members of the public.”