Finance and Operations Director
Enthusiastic about the environment, football and the theatre, Paul has more than 30 years of experience as a charted accountant; most recently spending 18 years specialising in providing support and advice to the charity sector.
Paul was brought up in Hyde, Cheshire. He graduated from UCW Aberystwyth with a BA in Human Geography followed by an M.Phil in Urban Morphology at Birmingham University. Paul trained and qualified as a chartered accountant, spending 30 years working in accountancy practices; most recently spending 18 years as a partner at Mitchell Charlesworth in Manchester specialising in support and advice to the charity sector.
Paul is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Credit Management, holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting and has volunteered for 20 years as a business mentor for The Prince’s Trust and was a trustee at Groundwork Manchester, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford for 5 years.
Paul’s love of the environment started at an early age, being brought up on the doorstep of a country park, and was reinforced through his love of geography at school and university. He is also a passionate football fan and a regular theatregoer.