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Elected as a Member Nominated Director on 16 May 2015 and re-elected in 2017 and 2019.

Committee membership

Risk and Audit Committee

Skills and experience

Paul was the Chief Executive of Traidcraft from 2001 to 2013, President of the European Fair Trade Association from 2005 to 2012, and a director of Shared Interest from 2013 to 2022. Drawing on his Fairtrade experience and early career in Barclays Bank, he is now focusing on promoting responsible practices in business, alongside a portfolio of charity and community focused roles. Paul is a director of CBF Funds Trustee Limited, Chair of the Durham Cathedral Council and a director of North East Ambulance Service. He is also the Vice Chair, Treasurer and a Fellow of St Chad’s College in Durham University, a Trustee of the Bible Society, and a director of the Fair Trade Advocacy Office in Brussels.