Paul has 30 years’ experience of community and economic development work in the voluntary, statutory/Government and housing sector in the UK and overseas.
At Genesis Housing Group, he established a successful Community Development Programme, delivering 57 projects across 5 London boroughs, benefiting more than 3000 people, generating match funding of £1.25m a year. Since 2002 he has been operating as a community and economic development consultant offering support to over 80 housing associations, local authorities, community and voluntary organisations, and non governmental organisations in the UK, Asia, South America and Africa. He provides community and economic development services as an effective way to deliver tangible change to local communities, local authorities and developers involved in built environment projects.
He is a Big Local Rep in three areas for Local Trust. He was also an adviser for the First Steps and Community Economic Development DCLG programmes supporting Localism. He is an approved National Council Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) consultant and an Associate Consultant with Campbell Tickell. Paul is a qualified Planner with an MA in Environmental Planning and a BA Social Sciences. He also has an Advanced Certificate in Conflict Resolution & Mediation and is trained in Forum Theatre.