Chief Finance Officer
Maria Wheeler was appointed Chief Finance Officer in July 2023.
Maria Joined the NHS in 2001, qualifying as an accountant in 2004. She spent her first nine years at East and North Herts NHS Trust, before undertaking a wide range of senior roles within the NHS, including Chief Finance Officer at West Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, Thurrock Clinical Commissioning Group, more recently as Executive Director of Finance and Estates at Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation.
Maria is passionate about the inclusion agenda, plays an active role in staff networks across the East of England Region. She currently Chairs the LGBTQ+ network for the East of England and recently been asked to chair the National One Finance LGBTQ+ network. She believes we need to build an environment where everyone can feel comfortable coming to work as their true selves.