Prof Parish is currently chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health until, June when he will hand over to newly appointed chief executive Shirley Cramer, CBE.
In addition to Richard Parish’s appointment, the three other new members are: George Griffin, a consultant physician who is also Professor of infectious diseases and medicine at St George’s, University of London.
Also on board is Martin Hindle, chairman of The University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, and a non-executive director at the MHRA.
And lastly Derek Myers, joint chief executive at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham.
PHE was established on 1 April 2013 and is an executive agency of the Department of Health, which works with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation's health.