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Lucy Wightman


Lucy Wightman is Director of Wellbeing, Public Health and Communities at Essex County Council, the second largest council in England, and has been in post since April 2022.

She was previously a Director of Public Health across both North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire Councils, where she simultaneously held the role of Director of Population Health Strategy for Northamptonshire CCG.  During her Public Health Consultant career Lucy led on the Healthcare Public Health portfolio, as well as having responsibility for aspects of wider public health including elements of Health Protection, Health Improvement and Business Intelligence.

Having started her healthcare career in nursing, Lucy remains a registered nurse (BSc Hons Nursing) and has both a MSc in Public Health and a MSc in Leadership for Health and Social Care, which comprised a dual clinical and management curriculum.

Lucy is currently the Essex County Council representative on the Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board and a member of the International Advisory Panel for Academic Health Solutions, a specialist health strategy consultancy.