Paul Roberts has taken the decision to retire as our Chief Executive at the end of March 2023.
He said: “This has been a very difficult decision for me as I am truly passionate about GHC as an organisation and Gloucestershire as a system. I have the privilege of working every day with exceptional colleagues who serve patients and citizens with dedication and professionalism.
“When I retire next year, I will have worked for 35 years in the NHS and it will have been over 28 years since I was appointed to my first NHS Chief Executive post. I will have been in Gloucestershire for five years. Like many busy NHS roles, these posts are demanding, and I feel that I now need more time to pay more attention to my family and my health and wellbeing.
“For the next ten months I will remain entirely committed to my role within the Trust, system, and region, but I wanted you to know about my plans.”
Our Chair, Ingrid Barker, said: “Paul has made a huge contribution to the Trust, the system and most importantly for the people we serve, over his years as our CEO. He will leave very big shoes to fill and will be greatly missed.”