Former Chief Executive of NHS Scotland to join the University of Glasgow

Former Chief Executive of NHS Scotland to join the University of Glasgow

Issued: Wed, 22 May 2019 09:12:00 BST

Paul Gray, the former Chief Executive of NHS Scotland and Director General, Health and Social Care is to join the University of Glasgow as a Visiting Professor in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences.

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Mr Gray, who stepped down earlier this year had been responsible for the effective delivery of NHS services in Scotland, leading around 160,000 staff members across 22 NHS boards as well as building strategic relationships with partners and stakeholders. His civil service career of nearly 40 years included senior leadership roles in rural affairs and the environment, governance and local government finance, social justice, corporate services and information technology.

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine and Vice Principal and Head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow said: "Paul has a tremendous reputation as someone who understands the health and social care issues that face Scotland and is also a brilliant leader and mentor. He is extremely well placed to pass on his knowledge and experience to our students and staff within the college and wider University. This is a great appointment for Glasgow."

Mr Gray, who will take up the post of Visiting Professor with immediate effect is expected to deliver lectures and seminars to undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as providing managerial and coaching sessions to senior academic and professional services staff.

His appointment was also welcomed by the Principal of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli. ‘As a senior leader in the NHS and with decades of experience in delivering on core public services Paul Gray has much to offer. I am extremely pleased that he has decided to join the University of Glasgow.’

Mr Gray said: "I was absolutely delighted to be granted an honorary appointment as a Visiting Professor in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences. It is a great privilege to accept this, and I look forward to working with Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak and her colleagues, for the benefit of the College, the University and the wider public."


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