Top doctor’s reduced role would weaken post, warns B.C. health officer

I'm not sure what to make of this. Would the top doctor then be subservient to the "President"? I understand a desire to decouple the day-to-day tedium of running the org from the policy and advice roles, but the doc still needs to ensure that his goals are still pursued. Would a CEO/COO paradigm make more sense?

The proposed legislative changes would demote the chief public health officer from his role running the agency to an “officer” or employee who would continue to advise the government, communicate health messages to Canadians and co-ordinate with the provinces and international bodies like the World Health Organization, especially during outbreaks of infectious diseases.