Director for Health, National Audit Office
Robert White joined the National Audit Office in 2014 as Director for Health (value for money audit) following a 25 year career in the NHS and independent sector. Educated in Canada and the UK, he worked in the Canadian Health Service prior to his financial roles in the UK. For over 8 years he was Executive Director of Finance for Sandwell & West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust having spent the previous 5 years at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, latterly as Director of Finance.
Robert has worked at a senior level in private and large Acute teaching Hospitals, Health Authorities and in the provision of Community, Mental Health and Learning Disability services. He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Policy and Research Committee and was made an Honorary Fellow of the association in December 2018.
Robert is a Chartered Professional Accountant (Canada), holds a Masters degree in Finance & Accounting and is a Bachelor of Commerce. Within the NAO he leads a portfolio of wider health assurance work.