Clive Needle

Policy & Advocacy Director, EuroHealthNet

Clive Needle is responsible for strategic advice of the network, and accountable to the Executive Board.

Clive joined EuroHealthNet as strategic advisor in 2000 following his consultative report and recommendations on network progress. Since then he has helped to lead development and policy initiatives, including successive EC co-funded projects on health inequalities, social inclusion and capacity building for health promotion. During this time he has represented the network as a founding member of the EU Health Policy Forum and at numerous international events, including as Chair of the EC Mental Health Consultative Platform and at EU Presidency events in several states.

Clive is also an independent public policy advisor to several not for profit organisations. He has worked at many events with the World Health Organization, academic and civil society bodies, as a speaker, advisor, chair and facilitator. He has written and presented extensively on EU and public policy issues, for specialist and general media.

Prior to his work with EuroHealthNet Clive worked in business management, voluntary organisations and on political campaigns. He was an elected Member of the European Parliament 1994-99, working particularly on health and development issues, including authorship of the 1999 Report on the Future of EU Public Health. Clive lives in England with his wife Eileen King and family.