After almost 3 years as Chief Executive of Public Health Scotland, Angela Leitch is retiring from the organisation. Angela will remain in post until her successor takes up the role. 

Angela said:  

“It’s been a true privilege to have been the first to have held this role and to have steered the organisation through its formative years. During this time, I have been inspired by the depth and breadth of talent we have across the organisation. A staff group committed to making a difference to people’s health and wellbeing using our collective knowledge and intelligence. It’s this combination that has enabled us to become a respected and trusted organisation. 

I've also been appreciative of the support from our joint sponsors, Scottish Government and COSLA and of partnerships we have with bodies such as Police Scotland, Food Standards Scotland, Solace and sportscotland to name just a few. The work with colleagues in these organisations is having a real impact on the wellbeing of people in Scotland”. 

Angela has recently taken up a voluntary position on the Board of the Cyrenians so will continue to build on her 30 years of public service by contributing to work to prevent homelessness.

Last updated: 06 October 2022