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Bill Shields

NHS Devon Integrated Care Board

Bill Shields is an experienced international leader of health organisations. His current role is chief finance officer at Devon Integrated Care Board having re-joined the health service after five years as chief finance officer of Bermuda Hospitals Board. One of his many achievements in this role was the successful implementation of an island wide EPR system.


His current position is a return to familiar territory, having previously worked as interim chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and director of finance and performance for the now defunct South West Strategic Health Authority.


Bill was also previously Executive Director of EY, a health advisory practice that focuses on performance improvement and optimization. In this role he worked with numerous NHS hospitals to transform and improve financial and operational performance. Prior to this position, he worked in the NHS for almost 29 years, most recently with the Imperial College NHS Trust, where he led a recovery of the Trust’s financial and operational performance where he held subsequent positions of Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive.

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