- 22 September 2020
RSPH is delighted to announce Shirley Cramer CBE as its new Chief Executive. Shirley will be joining the organisation following the planned departure of Professor Richard Parish in the Spring.
Following the joining of the RSPH and Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) in October 2012, Shirley will also be Chief Executive of IHM.
Shirley said: “I am excited to be joining the RSPH and IHM. This is a crucial time for public health and health care provision and I am looking forward to working with the staff to meet the challenges ahead and continue the excellent work of the organisation.”
Shirley Cramer is an experienced voluntary sector leader in both the UK and the USA and has also held non executive positions in both countries in the public and voluntary sectors. She was previously Chief Executive of Dyslexia Action and most recently has been Interim Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK. She is also Chairman of the Equality and Diversity External Advisory Group at the Dept of Business Innovation and Skills.
Chair of RSPH Dr Fiona Sim said of the appointment: “On behalf of the Trustees of RSPH, I am delighted to welcome Shirley as the new Chief Executive. Shirley brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm and I am confident that she will lead the organisation forward during this significant time of change and challenge for public health and health care. I look forward to working with her over the coming months and watching the organisation grow under her guidance.
"I would also like to thank Richard for his commitment and dedication to RSPH, as well as IHM. During his time as Chief Executive he has spearheaded some major achievements not only for RSPH but public health as a whole and I wish him every success.”
Current Chief Executive Professor Richard Parish said: “Shirley has a tremendous track record and I welcome the appointment. I know that RSPH and IHM will grow from strength to strength under her leadership”.