Paula was successfully appointed to the role in May following a competitive recruitment process.
It has been agreed that she will officially join Royal Surrey on September 1, 2016.
Paula joins Royal Surrey from Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, where as Chief Executive she transformed the way community and acute providers work together to drive high quality care across the patient journey. She also saw the Trust through their successful application to achieve Foundation Trust status.
Chairman John Denning said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming Paula to Royal Surrey as our New Chief Executive.
“I am confident that her strong track record and wealth of experience will be an invaluable addition Royal Surrey.”