The Deputy Policy Spokesperson on Community Wellbeing supports the Policy Spokesperson in providing a lead on this policy area for the Society. They also help lead the relevant Policy Network
Paul has held a number of senior positions in central and local government with more than 20 years spent working in the London area. His past roles include interim chief executive of Harrow Council, as well as holding top social care roles in Harrow, Hammersmith and Fulham and Hertfordshire. He was most recently the chief executive of Bolton Council.
During his career, he has led major projects including a £1billion regeneration programme in Harrow and a housing scheme that built 2,500 homes. He also led the implementation of the Greater Manchester devolution deal for Bolton Council. He has significant experience of partnership working at both a national and local level including for the West London Alliance of which Ealing is a member.
Paul has directly managed and improved front-line council services despite reducing council budgets, including delivering efficiency savings of £50million in Harrow. They include adult social care, housing, public health, leisure and libraries and community services. Paul was head of policy at the Audit Commission and was also part of the central government team that drafted ‘Every Child Matters’, a policy that has transformed social services’ practices across the country.