Paul is the former chief executive of Ealing Council (until December 2021) where he led the Future Ealing transformation programme. He was previously acting chief executive and chief executive of Harrow and Bolton Councils respectively. His experience of partnership working includes leading for SOLACE on health and social care, regeneration for the West London Alliance, and adult services for London Councils. He is the CEO lead for Thrive LDN, London’s initiative to promote mental health wellbeing. He was the Audit Commission’s head of policy and was part of the central government team that drafted ‘Every Child Matters’ which has transformed England’s children services nationally.