Paul is currently the CFO and Deputy CEO for Delt Shared Services Ltd. Delt is a private company owned by Plymouth City Council and the NEW Devon CCG delivering IT/technical and payroll services to 17,000 users across Devon in the public, third and education sectors. They employ 162 people in a range of skilled roles and deliver £8M of socio-economic value annually to the County from the jobs, services and suppliers they support locally. Paul has significant Board experience as a director, company secretary and trustee of various organisations. His initial experience was in the commercial sector and then shaped and developed through the charity and social enterprise sectors. He has a breadth of expertise in finance, HR, employee development, commercial and manufacturing operations. Whatever he’s focused on he enjoys collaborating with people as working together on common aims, you can achieve amazing things. The ability to do that with so many Chamber members is a huge draw for Paul. Businesses in Devon are better together, connecting their skills and capabilities to create conditions for social and economic growth. From the rural and city economies, Devon provides significant opportunities for members that, working with colleagues, he’d want to help them take advantage of. There are challenges, the impact of Brexit and the need for better infrastructure in the South West will require the Chamber to advise and advocate for members on key issues. He’s been deeply involved in work and projects which prove that businesses working closely together, on connected aims, can deliver growth and increase skills and investment in the region. The ability to be a part of that in advocating for the Chamber whilst working with members to help them grow their businesses is something he’s really looking forward to.