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Paul Assinder

Paul is one of the most experienced and respected Chief Financial Officers currently working in healthcare in the UK. He was elected as National President of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the leading professional body for finance staff working in UK healthcare, in December 2009.  

Doubly qualified as an accountant, with a University background in both economics and management, he trained and worked with Ernst & Young Co in the UK after graduation before specialising in the healthcare and technology sectors. Paul is a graduate of the Senior Managers Course at Insead (French Business School) and was one of the first FDs to be selected to join the elite NHS Top Leaders Programme in 2010.

Paul has a broad portfolio of financial and business experience most recently advising policy makers on transformational change through the NHS STP Programme and before that as European CFO of the US transformational genomics provider Nant Health.

In the local NHS Paul has served as Director of Finance and Information and Deputy Chief Executive of Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust and held similar positions at Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, Birmingham City Hospital NHS Trust and a number of other board level appointments in the NHS and private sector.

He is committed to the development of the next generation of healthcare leaders and holds the position of Senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton Business School and with others, founded the MBA qualification in Business & Finance for the HFMA Academy in 2017.

Qualifications:
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA)
  • Qualified Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA)
  • Fellowship of Healthcare Financial Management Association