Chief People Officer

Deborah McKenzie


Deborah McKenzie joined PHE on 1 April 2013.

Career highlights:

  • programme director developing and implementing a number of leadership programmes for the Department of Health
  • associate partner with Accenture, leading a number of large-scale change programmes
  • roles in consumer goods industry, including market research manager, space planning manager, national sales account manager and trade marketing manager

Chief People Officer

The Chief People Officer provides professional leadership on the full range of people issues including:

  • talent
  • capability
  • capacity
  • leadership
  • pay
  • performance
  • staff relations
  • culture
  • behaviours

They also work with colleagues across PHE, local government and the health and care sector to create the leadership and ways of working that will enable us to deliver on our public health ambitions.

Public Health England

Previous roles in government

  • Director of Organisational and Workforce Development