Paul Durrands

Paul Durrands is chief operating officer at Oxford Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) and co-sustainability lead for the national AHSN Network

Paul joined Oxford AHSN in 2013. He has oversight of all its activities with a particular focus on governance, business planning, sustainability and partnerships with integrated care systems. ​Paul has an extensive commercial background, with international experience of licensing, contracting and mergers and acquisitions​. He has also been a director of two life sciences companies and an international food company.

Paul also supports the national AHSN Network as a co-lead for its environmental sustainability community of interest.



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    HSJ Partners

    Using health and care innovation to deliver a net zero NHS


    AHSNs are supporting the delivery of a net zero NHS by working with health and care organisations to discover and deploy sustainable healthcare innovations. And by helping innovators with sustainable solutions to grow and thrive. By Kathy Scott and Paul Durrands