Dr. Attride-Stirling Named Permanent Secretary

July 10, 2015

Jennifer Attride-StirlingDr. Derrick Binns, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Civil Service, today [July 10] announced Dr. Jennifer Attride-Stirling has been appointed to the position of Permanent Secretary for Health, Seniors and Environment.

Dr. Attride-Stirling most recently was the Chief Executive Officer of the Bermuda Health Council where she had responsibility for leading the Government Quango, moving it from a start-up to a highly respected and trusted watchdog within the health arena in Bermuda.

From 2009 she led the strategic and operational direction of the organization and established strong relationships with stakeholders and partners. She was responsible for corporate, statutory and financial performance and provided advice to the Ministry of Health.

Dr. Attride-Stirling started her career with the Bermuda Public Service in 2004 as the Health Promotion Coordinator for the Department of Health, where she worked for five years.

She was previously employed from 2001 to 2004 by the Commission for Health Improvement, the regulatory body for the National Health Service in England and Wales, from 1998 to 2001 for South London & Maudsley Mental Health NHS Trust in London, and from 1993 – 1998 at the London School of Economics as a lecturer and teaching assistant, while she obtained her doctoral degree.

She has an Executive Diploma in Strategic Management from the Chartered Management Institute, UK, in 2010 she completed the Flagship Course on Health System Strengthening and Sustainable Financing at Harvard School of Public Health & World Bank. Dr. Attride-Stirling has published articles on health regulation, health promotion, mental health and research methodology.

Dr. Binns stated, “I extend my congratulations to Dr. Jennifer Attride-Stirling as she advances to the position of Permanent Secretary for Health, Seniors and Environment. Dr. Attride-Stirling’s experience, academic achievements and skills together with an extensive background in health administration make her the ideal candidate for the position of Permanent Secretary.

“She will bring to the post a focus on policy and regulation development, with an overview for change management, communications, analysis, governance and strategic planning.”

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