Vicky Hobart

Head of Health

Responsible for being the statutory adviser on health matters to the GLA, and the post holder is the nominated deputy health adviser in accordance with the (GLA Act 2007).  The GLA Health Team is responsible for developing and realising the Mayor’s approach to health – including the development of the health and care and public health systems. This is achieved through a detailed understanding of health and public health in London and nationally, effective relationships within and without the GLA and the ability to influence at the highest levels.



Biography

Vicky joined the GLA in February 2018, leading the Health Team with a focus on health in all policies, delivering the Mayor’s health programmes for London, and developing the GLA role in championing and challenging the health and care system.  The Mayor’s London Health Inequalities Strategy was launched in September 2018. 

This follows three years as Director of Public Health, Adult Care and Wellbeing for the London Borough of Redbridge where Vicky led an integrated public health and adult social care team focused on strategy, policy and commissioning. Vicky oversaw the transition of Public Health from the NHS as DPH for Redbridge and Waltham Forest from 2013, following four years in Hackney and the City of London, and four years in Haringey.

Vicky’s earlier career includes eight years working in a health system overseas, and various teaching and research roles.   

Vicky chaired the London Association of Directors of Public Health from 2015-2018, and led on the population health workstream of the BHR devolution pilot on health and care integration.  As Chair of Governors she supported a primary school to achieve outstanding,  Vicky supports public health training as a supervisor and Part B Examiner.