Chair of the Board of directors for the Innovation Unit, vice-Chair at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Nottingham Contemporary.
After a career involving Director of Education posts in Nottingham and London and the post of Managing Director of the Improvement and Development Agency for Local Government, Paul is now Chair of the Board of directors for the Innovation Unit, vice-Chair at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and at Nottingham Contemporary. He is a member of the ABRSM Music Commission and of the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education. Paul produced the government report “Nurturing Creativity in Young People” in 2008 and his recent writing includes joint authorship of “The Virtuous Circle – why creativity and cultural education count.”Other work has included being Chair of the Nottingham Music Education Hub, a range of committee work with NESTA, a member of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value and of the Ministerial Cultural Education Board. Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to Education and the Creative Industries and appointed to the National Council of Arts Council England in December 2017.