Carolyn Gilby is Trustee with portfolio for clinical and nursing and joined the board in 2019.

Passionate about person centred care and challenging the stigma regarding learning disabilities, mental health and mental illness. A retired Executive Director of Nursing and Operations at NHS Derbyshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Carolyn was responsible for the operational management of children's universal and specialist services, CAMHS, community paediatricians, forensic services, rehabilitation services, eating disorder services, perinatal services, substance misuse services, and learning disability services to the population of Derbyshire.

Carolyn studied her nursing degree in Aberdeen and attended the NHS East Midlands Leadership Academy inspiring Directors programme and follows the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, Royal College of Nursing, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience and the International Beck Institute for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.