Professor Jim McManus

Jim McManus has been Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council since 2012.

Prof Jim McManus
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Jim McManus is Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council and is responsible for England’s fifth largest public health system, with a portfolio of 142 workstreams, including drug and alcohol treatment and care, health protection and health improvement services.

He is also a Trustee of a large hospice, St Joseph’s in Hackney, one of the oldest and largest in the UK; and a Trustee of the Notre Dame de France Centre Refugiers (the Notre Dame de France Refugee Centre) in London.

Jim is Deputy Chair of the National Institute of Health Research Programme Advisory Board for Public Health and one of the National Officers of the Association of Directors of Public Health UK.

In 2011 he was awarded the Good Samaritan Medal for Excellence in Health Care by Pope Benedict XVI, the highest award for health care the Holy See can award.

Jim is a Chartered Psychologist, Chartered Scientist, Registered Public Health Specialist and CIPD qualified (Strategic Learning and Development), with strong interest in organisational psychology and leadership.

He has 25 years of equality and diversity leadership experience.