Suffolk County Council welcomes Abdul Razaq as its new Director of Public Health and Protection

Earlier this morning Suffolk County Council welcomed Abdul Razaq as its new Director of Public Health and Protection. Abdul brings with him a wealth of experience as a public health specialist and director, having worked for a number of authorities in the North West area of the UK. Abdul’s previous role was based in the Greater Manchester area as Director of Health at Trafford Council. A role he has held following formal appointment in April 2003. In his previous role Abdul oversaw the transition of the public health service transition into the local authority. He has also served as the Greater Manchester area lead on public health intelligence for the last ten years, the lead director for Dementia within Greater Manchester devolution and lead director for the early detection of cancer working with NHS and CCG professionals.

Looking ahead to his new role in Suffolk Abdul said:

“I am very pleased to be joining the senior management team at Suffolk County Council at such an exciting and challenging time for the organisation and for residents. It is a beautiful part of the UK to come to live and work and support those members of the community who need a public health service that offers an integrated and efficient service. I look forward to meeting and working with colleagues across the county in the NHS and CCG teams and embracing the Suffolk way of life.”  

Suffolk County Council’s Chief Executive, Deborah Cadman welcomed Abdul, saying:

“Abdul brings with him a very impressive set of skills and experience from other parts of the UK. I am very pleased that we have attracted Abdul to come and work with us in Suffolk and he understands the exciting challenges that lie ahead as we consider the opportunities that devolution offers and how we can work strongly in partnership with colleagues in health and social care.”   

By Suffolk County Council on August 15th, 2016