Hugh Hill is the Deputy CEO at Simon Community Scotland. After qualifying as a nurse, Hugh left Scotland to work in England as a Community Psychiatric Nurse and then went on to develop integrated multi-agency services for people with severe and enduring mental health problems through the Thorn Nurse initiative. Hugh returned to Scotland 23 years ago initially in Commissioning with NHS Ayrshire and Arran where he led the strategic development of various programmes including CHD, Mental Health and Cancer Services. In 2003 Hugh went back to mental health and joined SAMH as their Director of Services before leaving to work in secure mental health services.
Hugh was initially on the Board of Simon Community Scotland and when the opportunity came up to become their Director of Services, he jumped at it. “I really enjoy working in an environment where there is so much compassion, commitment and understanding from staff. It is a great organisation and I feel lucky and proud of what our staff do every day sometimes under really difficult circumstances”.