Paul is a member of our board and has been involved in the organisation since 2004. He has had a long history in social innovation, most recently as founder and CEO of Your Square Mile, a social enterprise and citizens' mutual whose aim is to systematically help people change and strengthen their neighbourhood.
He brings 30 years experience in marketing and communications industries. Paul has started two communications agencies, run some of the largest and most successful advertising agencies in Europe and helped set up Marketing at the BBC. Throughout this career Paul has used these communication skills to help create and shape many inclusive, unstuffy and practical charity and public service initiatives. These include a 22-year involvement with Comic Relief, the establishment of charities Pilotlight and TimeBank, the co-founding of the street food movement, The Big Lunch.
Paul is a Fellow of the IPA, a FastTrack Business Leader of The Marketing Society, an Advisor to Cutty Sark, and sits on the Boards of The Partners, PH Media Group and the Partnership Board of DCLG.
He is married with five children.