Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust’s Chief Executive Simon Gilby has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Nottingham Trent University.
The degree, doctor of public administration, was given in recognition of Simon’s outstanding contribution to public office within the health service and higher education sectors. He received his doctorate at a graduation ceremony held at the University on Tuesday16 July 2019.
Simon commented: “I have been fortunate to work in some outstanding organisations over many years, working alongside talented and caring professionals, who have made my roles so much easier.
“Never did I imagine I would be receiving such a prestigious honour. I would like to pay special note to all those colleagues, from my past and present, in the NHS without whom I would not have achieved what I have, nor been awarded this honour today.
“It has been a privilege to have been supported by people I admire and respect during my time at the university and so many colleagues from across my NHS career.”
Simon has been a senior leader within the NHS for many years having joined Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust in August 2015 from Wirral Community NHS Trust, where he served as Chief Executive from April 2012.
Previous roles include: Managing Director of Sheffield PCT Community Services, Chief Executive of Sheffield West Primary Care Trust and Chief Executive of Southern Derbyshire Health Authority.
Simon has worked in senior roles at national, regional and local levels. He also served as an independent governor of Nottingham Trent University and as Independent Chairman of Social Enterprise Network (Liverpool city region).