A SENIOR Warrington Borough Council officer described as a ‘superhero’ is set to leave the authority.

Director of public health Dr Muna Abdel Aziz said her farewells at today’s health and wellbeing board meeting at the Town Hall.

Council chief executive Steven Broomhead, who chairs the board, called her a ‘superhero’ and said he is ‘heartbroken’ that she is moving on to take up a post at Salford City Council.

She told members it has been a privilege to work in Warrington and praised the work taking place to close inequality gaps in the borough.

“It’s positive and it shows that we can make a difference in three to five years – we can see that on a big scale and we can see it also in our work together,” she added.

“I think we should just continue carrying on in the ways in which we have bucked the trend.

“I am proud to have been a part of Warrington.”

Beginning her career in public health in Sudan in 1992, Dr Aziz is recognised as a specialist in the field in both her home country and the UK.

She first realised that her calling lay in public health shortly after graduating, having trained as a doctor in Sudan.