Paul is Chief finance officer and director of estates and facilities/Deputy chief executive

Paul joined the NHS in 2002 when he was appointed as Deputy Director of Finance at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Prior to that Paul worked at South East NHS Regional Office where he was a finance performance manager and at the Department of Health HQ in Leeds and dealt with the financial monitoring of NHS organisations nationally.

Paul enjoyed previous roles which ranged from being an untrained occupational therapist at Broadmoor Special Hospital, through to working in private office at the Department of Health in Whitehall.

Paul joined the board at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in December 2007 from Queen Mary’s Sidcup NHS Trust, where he was Finance and Governance Director. Paul is a chartered management accountant by training and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

From 2017 to 2019 Paul acted as the Chair of the Finance Group for the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, and in 2018 he was appointed as a Trustee of the charity GambleAware (which commissions services to deal with gambling harms) Paul achieved accreditation for SaSH+ Lean for Leaders in 2018 (SASH+ is the Trust’s continuous improvement programme).

From April 2021(after the retirement of Ian Mackenzie) Paul has taken on the estates and facilities function, in addition to the rest of his portfolio. Despite following an entirely unrelated career, Paul also has a degree in zoology.