Paul has recently retired from his role of Chief Executive of Shepherds Bush Housing Group for twenty years. He trained as a Planner in Lancashire and then joined the housing world and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing. He has worked for three local authorities in London and also in a number of roles in the Housing Corporation. Paul was a founder and Board member of the PlaceShapers group of housing associations and Treasurer for the Homes for Cathy group.
He has been Chair of Wandle HA and latterly Chair of St Mungo’s, the UK’s leading homelessness charity.
Paul was awarded a MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 2016 for services to housing and tackling homelessness.
He has lived in Claygate for over 22 years.