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About the Awards Ceremeony

About the ceremony

Scotland’s Dementia Awards ceremony will be held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow on the afternoon of Wednesday 18 September 2019.

On arrival, you will be able to enjoy tea and coffee whilst visiting the information stands and poster board presentations. During the course of the ceremony all 6 award category winners will be announced, along with a Lifetime Achievement award. There will also be an opportunity to enjoy refreshments during the break.

Further information, including timings, will be confirmed soon. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]


Henry Simmons

Henry Simmons

Chief Executive, Alzheimer Scotland

Henry Simmons joined Alzheimer Scotland as Chief Executive in August 2008, prior to this he worked as an Executive Director with ENABLE Scotland.   He is a registered Social Worker, RMN and has an MBA. 

Henry has over twenty years’ experience in the health and social care sector and has spent the majority of his career in the voluntary sector, primarily involved in developing new community-based person-centred services.

Henry has worked in both the learning disability and mental health fields.  He was a Board Member of Alzheimer Europe for several years and is a General Member of the Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland.  He is also chair of the NHS NES/SSSC Dementia Programme Board and currently a member of the Fair Work Convention.

Recently, Henry has been fortunate to be awarded Honorary Doctorates from both Queen Margaret University and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Phillip Gillespie

Phillip Gillespie

Director of Development and Innovation, Scottish Social Services Council

Phillip joined the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in April 2016 as Head of Learning and Development and in June 2018 was appointed as Director of Development and Innovation.  This followed 18 years in local government where he held a range of management and frontline posts.

Prior to joining the SSSC Phillip held the post of Assistant Head of Social Services (Adult Care) for Clackmannanshire Council and Stirling Council (shared service).  He has a particular interest in work based learning, workforce planning and emerging models of care that support the integration of the Health and Social Services workforce.

Caroline Lamb

Caroline Lamb

Chief Executive, NHS Education for Scotland

Caroline is the Chief Executive of NHS Education for Scotland, appointed in October 2015.

Caroline graduated from Kings College London and trained as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG, working with clients including Castle Cement, Citibank, Nestle and the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant Caroline moved to Scotland and her first Director of Finance post was at Edinvar Housing Association. From Edinvar she moved into Higher Education, joining the University of Abertay Dundee as Director of Finance and then moving to the post of University Secretary and Director of Operations.

Caroline joined NES in 2004 as Director of Finance and Corporate Resources and Deputy Chief Executive prior to her current appointment as Chief Executive of the organisation. Caroline is also a Non-Executive Director of Tabula Rasa, a Scottish Dance Company.

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