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Paul Gray

Director-General Health and Social Care and Chief Executive


Paul Gray was appointed Director General Health and Social Care in December 2013.

Paul Gray was previously the Scottish Government’s Director General Governance and Communities (appointed in December 2010) and prior to that Director General  Environment (appointed on 20 July 2009) and then Director General Rural Affairs, Environment and Services.

Up to July 2009 Paul was the Scottish Government’s Director of Change and Corporate Services, with responsibility for senior staff development and deployment; human resources; information systems and services; accommodation and estates services; corporate learning; employee engagement; and the Scottish Government’s business improvement and change programmes.

Before that, he was Director of Primary and Community Care – having joined Health in October 2005.  His responsibilities included Primary Care, Community Care, Care of Older People, Adults at Risk, Dental services, Pharmaceutical services and General Medical Services.  He held the role of Director of eHealth simultaneously.  Prior to that he was the Scottish Executive Director for Social Justice, covering Social Inclusion, Equalities and Voluntary Issues, from October 2003, and before that, he was the Scottish Executive Director of Information and Communications Technology.  His career has covered such diverse areas as Criminal Injuries Compensation, fisheries quota management and licensing, and work with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Education.

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