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Paul Breckell

Paul Breckell

Honorary treasurer

Paul is the director of strategy and transformation at Ambitious about Autism, the national charity for children and young people with autism.

Prior to this, he was the chief executive of Action on Hearing Loss from 2012–18 having worked for the charity since 2007.

Earlier in his voluntary sector career, he was the finance and corporate services director of the Church Mission Society and the head of finance at the HIV/AIDS healthcare charity Mildmay. He is a chartered public finance accountant (CIPFA), having trained while working with the Audit Commission.

Paul is a past chair of the Charity Finance Group, the Disability Charities Consortium and the CIPFA voluntary sector panel. He has also in the past been a trustee of the Roffey Park Institute, a member of CIPFA’s council (board of trustees) and served on a number of charity audit committees.

He is passionate about volunteering. Along with as his various governance roles he regularly volunteers as a youth worker in his local community. He also writes and speaks on a number of topics in relation to disability, leadership, organisational development, governance and finance in the ‘beyond profit’ sector.

Paul was named one of Citywealth Magazine’s top 10 charity chief executives of 2016.

Paul is also a member of NCVO's audit and risk committee and chairs our finance and commercial committee.

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