Paul Simpson is Chief Finance Officer/Deputy Chief Executive, Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Paul is a chartered management accountant (FCMA and CGMA) and has been working as either a Finance Director/Chief Finance Officer or deputy in NHS Trusts since 2002. He joined Surrey & Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in December 2007 from Queen Mary's Sidcup NHS Trust, where he was Finance Director and also Deputy Chief Executive (he started there in July 2006). From 2002 Paul was Deputy Director of Finance at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Trust, which he supported through its successful foundation trust application in 2006.

Paul’s previous experience has been in central financial oversight and performance management (NHS Regional Office, at the Department of Health HQ and the Benefits Agency), and, earlier still, an eclectic mix of other roles ranging from being an untrained occupational therapist at Broadmoor Special Hospital, through to working in private office at the Department of Health in Whitehall. More recently, since April 2017, Paul has found himself being the Chair of the Sussex and East Surrey Sustainability & Transformation Partnership Finance Group.

Despite following an entirely unrelated career, Paul has a degree in zoology.