Paul is the Chief Executive of Investors in People (IIP). In 2016, Paul led the buyout of IIP from the UK Government and the organisation is now a Community Interest Company. IIP’s purpose is to enable organisations to succeed by realising the potential of their people. IIP works with over 10,000 IIP accredited organisations, providing digital diagnostic tools, advice, support and assessment against the internationally recognised IIP Standard. Our network of 350 skilled and experienced Practitioners work with organisations across 70 countries, but predominantly in the UK.
Prior to leading IIP, Paul was a Director at the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, an executive non-departmental body that offers guidance on skills and employment issues in the UK. He led the development and implementation of strategic programmes to create sustainable skills solutions with joint investment from industry and government.
He previously worked in the Scottish Prison Service for 4 years leading on change management programmes. His early career was in the Civil Service. Paul studied Human Resource Management, graduating in 1994. He is a Chartered Fellow of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.