Leadership and decision making is facilitated through the nine Directors of Public Health, who make up an Executive Board. The Executive Board is chaired by each of the Directors of Public Health in rotation.
The Executive Board is supported by a Leadership Group, chaired jointly by the Director of Public Health for the host organisation, Wirral Council and the Chair of the Executive Board, which oversees the business functions of the Collaborative.
The Executive Board meet three times per year and meet for monthly system leadership meetings in between where Mel Sirotkin, Centre Director for Public Health England North West and Julie Kelly, Head of Public Health for NHS England in Cheshire & Merseyside are also in attendance.
The Cheshire & Merseyside Directors of Public Health Executive Board reports to the nine local authority Chief Executives and the designated lead Chief Executive is Michael Palin, Chief Executive of St Helens Council. He is also Lead Chief Executive for health and wellbeing in Liverpool City Region. Kath O'Dwyer is Acting Chief Executive for Cheshire East and Lead Chief Executive for Health and Wellbeing in Cheshire & Warrington.
Pictured above: (L) Michael Palin and (R) Kath O'Dwyer
The Directors of Public Health Terms of Reference can be viewed here.
This document sets out the membership and overarching responsibilities of the Collaborative Governance.