Paul Ellis

Having been an early investing member of Ecology in 1981, Paul joined the Board as a Non-Executive Director 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, active in a number of community environmental initiatives.  In 2010 he completed an eco-renovation of his property in Leeds and in his spare time has established a five-acre woodland in Calderdale.

He has served as a director of the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (INAISE), a network of social economy finance providers; the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB); and Passivhaus Trust, which the Society helped establish.  He has also served on the national council of the Building Societies Association.