Paul Forbes OBE
Paul is a former Director of Leeds City Council.
Since retiring, he has been working as an independent consultant on a range of education and training issues including the development of Free Schools, the formation of new Academies, the provision of new schools on new housing development sites and the implementation of the Local Skills Agenda.
He was a Director of Leeds Trinity University from 2004-2013 helping to take it from a Higher Education Institution to full University status.
Paul has also been a visiting speaker to a number of UK Universities on Skills and Employment issues and he has worked with political leaders in Madrid, Barcelona, Dusseldorf, Nice, Marseilles, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Cadiz and Bilbao to develop the European Community’s 'Second Chance Learning Programmes'.
He has also undertaken speaking engagements locally, regionally, nationally, in Europe and the USA.