Professor Kevin Fenton is the Strategic Director for Place and Wellbeing at the London Borough of Southwark. In this role, which incorporates the Director for Public Health statutory functions, he leads the Council’s portfolios on Planning, Regeneration, Community and Voluntary Sector Engagement and Public Health. He works across the entire Council to champion and promote health, wellbeing and equity in all policies and programmes. Key priorities include social regeneration, asset based community development, developing sustainable, high-quality and integrated health and social care systems, improving health and reducing inequalities for all of Southwark’s residents. At Public Health England, Professor Fenton is the Senior Strategic Advisor for HIV, Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Professor Fenton is on secondment to Southwark Council from Public Health England (PHE), where he was the National Director for Health and Wellbeing leading PHE's national prevention programmes including screening for cancer and other conditions, Health Checks, public mental health, sexual and reproductive health, and a range of wellbeing programmes for infants, youth, adults and older adults. He also led PHE's health equity portfolio with a range of programmes and activities focused on addressing the social determinants of health and promoting place-based approaches to health improvement.