Mr Robinson, who will begin his role in March, joins the Trust from Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust where he has worked for two years as executive director of finance.
He has previously worked in a range of NHS Trusts and Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) during his long career and has a strong track record of delivering financial targets in large, complex healthcare organisations.
Paul O’Connor, chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals, said: “As chief Finance Officer Paul will play an important role in ensuring that we deliver our financial objectives, enabling us to invest more money into improving the quality of our services on offer for our patients.”
Mr Robinson lives in Sheffield with his wife, Clare, and their three boys.
He will be a key member of the board of directors.
“While challenges still lie ahead, I am confident that I can bring all of my experience and energy to help continue the improvement journey and deliver excellent services across the local healthcare community,” he said.
Mr Robinson replaces Margaret Ashworth, who has served as interim chief financial officer since June 2014.