Director General, Global Health

Clara Swinson


Clara Swinson was appointed Director General for Global Health (previously known as Global and Public Health) in November 2016.

Her previous roles include:

  • Director of Adult Social Care Policy
  • Director of Health Protection
  • Deputy Director, Cross Government Obesity Team
  • Principal Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for Health
  • Health account manager, Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit

Director General, Global Health

Part of DHSC’s senior team, the Director General is responsible for leading health teams, including:

  • emergency preparedness and health protection policy
  • international
  • EU and trade
  • social distancing strategy
  • vaccines deployment
  • therapeutics taskforce
  • COVID-19 programme

Department of Health and Social Care

Previous roles in government

  • Director General, Global and Public Health