Dr. Fu-Meng Khaw is National Director of Health Protection and Screening Services and Executive Medical Director for Public Health Wales.
Meng trained as an orthopaedic surgeon before embarking on a career in public health. After a brief period as Consultant in Health Protection with the Health Protection Agency, he was appointed as Director of Public Health in North Tyneside in 2009 and later in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2011, before taking up the role of Centre Director for Public Health England East Midlands in 2013.
During the pandemic, Meng was involved in the national response as a National Incident Director, led the Variant and Mutation Taskforce and was the Deputy Chief Medical Adviser for NHS Test and Trace. In June 2021, he took up his present role in Public Health Wales, where he is the Executive Lead for the organisation’s response to the COVID pandemic.
He oversees the provision of specialist health protection support and advice, and microbiology services, working in collaboration with Health Boards and Local authorities to respond to the ever-changing threats from COVID-19. His portfolio includes the leadership and provision of population screening programmes for Wales and as Executive Medical Director, he is the organisation’s Responsible Officer and Caldicott Guardian.
Meng is Chair of the Final Membership Examiners for the Faculty of Public Health and is Faculty Adviser for the East Midlands. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Birmingham Leadership Institute.