About Paul

Paul is a content expert in Portfolio, Programme and Project Management as well as portfolio level Integrated Assurance.  Paul is known for his enthusiastic and engaging approach and by using this with his strong stakeholder management skills has been at the forefront of portfolio management and developing project leadership skills in Government. Paul is particularly well known for his pragmatic approach recognising that local practical delivery wins over theory.  Paul has worked for 8 Government Departments and 2 Private Sector organisations delivering major transformation and complex business change projects.

At The Project Academy, Paul specialises in coaching senior professionals on the Cabinet Office’s Project Leadership Programme, a gold standard development programme for senior Government project Managers who have been targeted by their Heads of Profession as having significant potential to be future Leaders of Major Projects.

Paul has a significant track record of influencing the direction, pace and implementation of portfolio/project management in Government.  Working collaboratively with Cabinet Office Paul introduced the PPM Head of Profession role, created and was founder member of the cross Government PPM Council and the first ever APMs Portfolio management special interest group. Paul has 5 years experience of running and influencing Portfolio Management in HMRC.  As HMRCs PPM Head of Profession he developed a strong, highly professional and qualified community of 1,000 project managers. Paul has worked with APM on their journey to getting “Chartered Body” status where he is a member of the Professional Standards and Knowledge Committee.

Paul is a high risk Cabinet Office Gateway Review team leader and is a Fellow of the Association of Project Management.