IoD course leader
Paul is an experienced commercial law barrister and chartered director. Over the last ten years Paul has served as general counsel of the Business Link operation in London. During this time Paul has advised on a wide range of complex and politically sensitive commercial law issues, working with senior leaders in government and the civil service. Throughout his career Paul has championed the improvement of corporate governance standards in businesses and governmental organisations across London. Paul also served as non-executive chairman of a Bafta award winning educational software house.
Paul recently served on the Legal Services Board (Consumer Panel), the body responsible for ensuring ongoing reform in legal services in the UK and is chairman of the National Youth Music Theatre, a leading national charity for the arts. In previous assignments Paul has served on the Board of Mid Essex Primary Care Trust and represented the trust on the North Essex Cluster Primary Care Trust board responsible for commissioning £1.5bn of healthcare services annually and has acted as special adviser to the board of the General Teaching Council for England.
Professional credentials and training experience
Paul is currently a lead tutor at the Institute of Directors with responsibility for designing the Institute’s governance courses and has responsibly for the chartered director governance syllabus. Paul has led chartered director courses within the UK, throughout the Middle East and many other jurisdictions across the world. In his role at the Institute of Directors, Paul has worked with the boards of some of the UK’s leading companies, among others, directors at Royal Dutch Shell, Fed Ex UK, BMT Group and John Laing. In the public sector Paul has worked with officers at the highest levels of the Ministry of Defence, the National Health Service, the Police and the Department of International Development.
Internationally Paul has led courses for, among others, directors at the Islamic Development Bank, First Atlantic Bank Ghana, CRDB Bank Tanzania, Capital G Bank Bermuda, ACWA Power Saudi Arabia, The National Lottery Authority Ghana and Samruk-Kazyna.