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Paul has recently retired as the chief executive of Jisc, the UK’s digital body for tertiary education and research, a position he took up in mid-October 2015, which he transformed into a trusted powerhouse of infrastructure, cyber security, solutions and advice. He is now supporting HE and research on a number of governing bodies/boards of institutions and agencies.
Prior to Jisc, Paul was an executive partner at Gartner UK, a technology research and advisory firm. he spent over 20 years in financial services at Nationwide Building Society, Barclays Bank and First Data EMEA, both in IT and business roles. He has also worked in knowledge-based IT companies including Thomson Reuters Legal UK and the Intellectual Property Office. Paul has a track record in introducing innovative solutions, was in the vanguard of the first moves to use the internet for commercial purposes, and led the work that resulted in same-day payments between bank accounts.
He lives in Oxford.