Executive Director of Public Health and Strategic Partnerships
Tracy started as Executive Director for Public Health and Strategic Partnerships for the Health Board in April 2023.
Bringing more than 25 years’ experience working in health and social care across the NHS, Civil Service, Local Government and Voluntary Sector. Tracy has a track record in transformation, system change, and developing services to meet the needs of local people. Tracy was also the Director of Public Health for Wiltshire during the nerve agent poisonings in Salisbury, this deepened her interest in the role of public health in humanitarian recovery. This is the subject of her PhD research.
Tracy is also Vice President of Faculty of Public Health. A Visiting Professor at the University of West of England in Public Health where she also holds an Honorary Doctorate for contributions to Public Health, she holds a second from the Open University. She is a Visiting lecturer with Exeter University in Health Protection. She sits on the Board of Trustees for a local Domestic Abuse Charity.
“My passion is for reducing vulnerability and tackling inequalities. With Gwent becoming Wales’s first Marmot Region I am delighted to join the Health Board to lead the Public Health Team.
“The impact of low income, job instability, poor housing and isolation has on our health is immeasurable. My ambition for Gwent is for healthier, safer places, access to excellent education, warm homes, prosperity, and community connectedness. These key building blocks to a healthy and fairer life are everything that the Building a Fairer Gwent work promotes."
“In short, I believe all children should have the best start in life through to adulthood where everyone has a job, a home and a friend. Through our work with both the Public Health Team and together with our partners across Gwent, I look forward to supporting the people of Gwent to live well and live longer.”