Andy Ray

Andy Ray
Finance Director - Purchase of Healthcare and Contracting, Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership

Andy’s finance training commenced at Ford Motor Company. He joined the NHS in 1991 at Southend Hospital, and in the same year qualified as an ACMA. He then progressed to Barts and the Royal London NHS Trust, and in 2007 moved to Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as Deputy Director of Finance. Andy had three periods as Acting Director of Finance, once in commissioning, and twice at Basildon Hospital. Andy is currently on secondment from Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital, where he is Director of Financial Operations, to Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership as Finance Director for Purchase of Healthcare.

In 2010 Andy was shortlisted for the HFMA Deputy Director of Finance of the Year Award, and managed the team that won the HFMA Efficiency Award. He was rewarded as a HFMA Key Contributor in 2018, and was awarded the HFMA Outstanding Contribution honour in 2020.

Andy is a passionate supporter of the Code of Ethics for Professional Accountants, acting in the public interest and promoting professional behaviour.

Andy was chair of HFMA Eastern Branch for five years, and is now taking the Chair role for the HFMA Accounting & Standards Committee.

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