AvMA announces its next Chief Executive

Published: 23 Aug 2022

AvMA is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chief Executive who will replace Peter Walsh, AvMA’s Chief Executive since 2003, who retires at the end of 2022.

Paul Whiteing joins AvMA on 5th December from the Financial Ombudsman Service where he has been a Lead Ombudsman and Director of casework since 2014. In this role he leads a number of teams responsible for resolving disputes between financial businesses and customers. Prior to that he has held a number of senior positions in both the not-for-profit and public sectors. Paul said of his appointment:

“I am delighted to be joining AvMA and continuing to build on the great and vital work of Peter and his team have delivered over many years to support people affected by avoidable harm in healthcare. I am passionate about this, and other forms of injustice, and look forward to building on AvMA’s excellent work.”

Peter Walsh remains the Chief Executive of AvMA until the end of 2022 and will have a handover period with Paul Whiteing in December before Paul takes on full responsibilities as AvMA’s Chief Executive on 1st January 2023.