Dr Paul Zollinger-Read

Chief Medical Officer of Bupa

Paul studied medicine at Cambridge and then Guy's hospital, qualifying in 1986. He then went on to train as a GP in Oxford before becoming a GP Principle in 1991, which continued until December 2011.

Paul commenced his NHS management career during the development of Fund Holding and spent some time working with the early NHS Modernisation Agency in 2002. He set up and became CEO of one of the first Care Trusts in the country. Paul has been the CEO of a number of PCTs, including Chelmsford, North East Essex, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.

In January 2010, Paul became CEO of NHS Cambridgeshire and subsequently CEO of NHS Peterborough. In February 2011, Paul joined the King's Fund as Medical Advisor and Primary Care Advisor.

Paul is obsessive about high quality, affordable healthcare and is dedicated to Bupa’s purpose –longer, healthier, happier lives.