Paul Breckell, Chief Executive of UK charity Action on Hearing Loss
Paul Breckell joined Action on Hearing Loss in 2007 (then RNID) as Executive Director of Corporate Resources, before being appointed the charity’s Chief Executive in 2012.
Action on Hearing Loss is the UK’s largest hearing loss charity, which runs hundreds of community services across the UK; a national information helpline and online advice forums; it provides personalised care for people who are deaf with additional needs; and campaigns to improve equality and life choices for deaf people as well as to help people protect their hearing. Action on Hearing Loss is also the only UK charity dedicated to funding research into treatments and cures for hearing loss and tinnitus.
Before moving into the voluntary sector, Paul trained as a chartered public finance accountant (CIPFA) whilst working with the Audit Commission. He is the Chair of the Disability Charities Consortium and is a former Chair of Charity Finance Group. He writes and speaks on a number of topics in relation to hearing loss and disability as well as on leadership, governance and finance in the ‘beyond profit’ sector. He is a Trustee of the Roffey Park Institute and a member of Amnesty International (UK) Finance and Audit Committee.
Paul is married with one son and is actively involved in his local community.