Paul Welford | Northland DHB

Paul Welford

Chief Operating Officer

Paul Welford

Paul has over 20 years’ experience in managing healthcare services internationally. Before moving to Northland he worked in Mackay, Queensland as Executive Director of Operations running hospitals and healthcare services there.

Prior to that he worked in Qatar’s national healthcare system and was accountable for the performance management of health services across four tertiary hospital sites, associated clinical support services and the national ambulance service. He was also the accountable Executive of Major Incident Planning to meet international standards as Qatar continues to host an increasing range of international events in the lead up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Paul started his experience in healthcare in London and then worked for many years across the North of Scotland region in a range of different roles.

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