Philip Hygate: A Brief Profile

Council Chief Executive, Philip Hygate

Council Chief Executive, Philip Hygate

Philip Hygate has been chief executive of the Council of the Isles of Scilly since 1992 and, when appointed, was the youngest in the authority’s 100-year-plus history.

He has been involved in many economic and community activities in Cornwall and the Isles, including being chairman of the Isles of Scilly AONB since 2004 and sitting on the board of the national association of AONBs (NAAONB)

He is a Director of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and was asked to chair the initiation committee of the new Local Nature Partnership last year.

He was a member of the EU Convergence Programme Monitoring Committee and chaired the ill-fated Route Partnership programme.

He was previously, for nine years, a board member of the West of Cornwall Primary Care Trust.

In his younger days, he worked for the United Nations and holds a degree in politics and economic history. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was granted the Freedom of the City of London in 2008.

Philip and his wife, Georgina, have two children, a son and daughter. His son is reading for a Masters Degree at St Andrews University.

Philip Hygate was said to have had one main ambition, to become the current longest serving council chief executive in England. It’s clear now that this will not be achieved.


14 Responses to Philip Hygate: A Brief Profile

  1. Todd Stevens January 13, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Actually, why have radio scilly even bothered to put this page up? Does anyone care about his profile?

  2. Nobby Nobbs January 12, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Nobby Nobbs is many things, but one thing he isn’t is ignorant.

    The reason for hiding ones identity is one of the reasons, Hygate is “taking early retirement”.

    I also agree with others on here, that the investigation started when Hygate was suspended should be continued and ‘if’ any wrong doing is uncovered then the appropriate action should be taken through the courts.

    • Todd Stevens January 12, 2013 at 6:33 pm

      Agreed-but I/we are so, so, happy he has gone. : )

  3. Evie Moore January 12, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Philip, judy your surname is?

  4. Kev Wright January 12, 2013 at 7:51 am

    With regards to the comments above – what’s the difference between putting Nobby Nobbs as your name and just putting “Philip” or “Judy”. I’m getting a bit sick of people like this complaining about people using an alias. If you have a problem with this then at least be brave enough to put your REAL FULL NAME.

  5. Kev Wright January 11, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Agreed. I still can’t believe he wasn’t sacked. Final salary pension is it?

  6. judy January 11, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Whoever Nobby Nobbs may be he or she is a singularly ungracious and ignorant correspondent.

    • Granny Weatherwax January 12, 2013 at 6:19 am

      No Judy, Nobbs Nobbs is a decent person and he/she/they just say what a lot of decent and honest people want to say.

      You obviously think that the comments Hygate made about Mike Hicks are reasonable????

      That his actions and behaviour are acceptable???

      You sound like a relative of one of the shameless 5 to me.

      Happy New Year!

      • Todd Stevens January 12, 2013 at 9:11 am

        Well said Granny.

  7. Philip January 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    Ah Mr or Mrs Nobbs, what an inspiration you are to voice your rather single minded and somewhat abusive opinions behind your veil of secrecy. Why not act like a decent human being and, if you feel you have a worthy input, make your statements under your real name rather than hiding from the backlash behind a pseudonym. You’re a coward and nothing more. Maybe if you did some research before you subjected us to your infantile thoughts you would get a more pleasent response. Until then I recommend you head down to the primary school as there are a hundred or so kids down there who will be able to show you the art of growing up.

    • Rincewind January 12, 2013 at 6:09 am

      And your name and address is?

  8. Todd Stevens January 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Its amazing what some people do with thier qualifications & intelligence. I would like to send my sincere thanks to ‘some’ of our Councillors.

  9. Honest Jim January 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I think that any settlement as part of his retirement should be withheld until an investigation has taken place. If he has done anything wrong then he should has some or part of that settlement should be paid back to the council to pay for the investigation.

  10. Nobby Nobbs January 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm

    Good Riddance!