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.
Paul is currently a director of the International Association of Investors in the Social Economy (INAISE) and represents the Society at the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). Paul is a former director of the Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB) and the Passivhaus Trust which the Society helped establish. He has also served on the Council of the Building Societies Association.