Colleagues past and present gathered at Churchdown Community Centre yesterday (Thursday 30 March) to throw a surprise farewell celebration for our Trust’s CEO Paul Roberts, who is set to retire in April.
Twenty-eight years since he was first appointed to a Chief Executive post, Paul retires following a 35-year career in the NHS.
Amazingly, all involved managed to keep the farewell gathering completely under wraps from Paul, who appeared genuinely surprised as he exited his last ever board meeting to be greeted by a room full of well-wishers.
Led by Trust Chair Ingrid Barker, the evening saw fellow board members and colleagues past and present – some of whom had travelled from as far afield as Dundee in Scotland – come together in a celebration of Paul’s long and distinguished NHS career.
Among the many guests to say a few words, share their memories and wish Paul a long and happy retirement were Dame Gill Morgan, Chair of NHS Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board, and Richard Graham, MP for Gloucester.
To wish the outgoing CEO a happy retirement and in celebration of his 35 years in the NHS, our catering team created a fantastic cake in our Trust’s colours.
Pictured above: Catering Manager Joby Scaria cuts the cake with Paul.