Richard Eley

Richard Eley

Richard was appointed as Interim Chief Financial Officer in April 2020.

Richard is a Chartered Accountant by background. After working in Practice in Cardiff, in what was Touche Ross and Co, and is now Deloitte, he moved to work with the NHS in Cardiff. His working life since then has been connected to health in some shape or form, though he has worked in the NHS, University and Charity sectors. He has nearly 30 years’ experience working as a Finance Director at Board level.

Richard was previously Finance Director for a number of NHS hospitals including University Hospital of Wales, St George's Universities Hospitals Foundation Trust, Cambridge University Hospitals Foundation Trust and Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals Foundation Trust. He has also been the Finance Director at the University of West London and four charities.

This is the first time that Richard has worked in Kent and despite the sad and difficult times that are being faced by the NHS, he is pleased to be a part of the management team at the hospital working for the people of Medway.

He holds an honours degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow of the ICAEW and RSA. In his own time Richard enjoys supporting rugby, gardening, theatre and spending time with his wife and son.