Having been an early investing member of Ecology in 1981, Paul joined the Board as an NED in 1984, working on the Society’s IT systems in his spare time. He has been Ecology’s Chief Executive since 1995.
Paul has a long-held commitment to environmental and social issues, and is a Trustee of Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods. In 2010 he completed an Eco-renovation of his property in Leeds. In his spare time he has established a five-acre woodland in Calderdale.
Paul is a former director of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) and the Passivhaus Trust. He is currently a director of the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (INAISE), and Mutual Vision Technologies, which supplies core IT systems to the building society sector and small banking institutions. He is also a member of the Council of the Building Societies Association.