Leadership and decision making is facilitated through the nine Directors of Public Health, who make up an Executive Board currently chaired by Matthew Ashton, Joint Director of Public Health for Knowsley and Sefton Councils.

The Executive Board is supported by a Leadership Group, chaired jointly by Fiona Johnstone, Wirral and Matthew Ashton 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 Margaret Carney, Chief Executive of Sefton Council.

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.