Paul Woodgates joined the Board of Trustees in September 2023.

Paul brings many years of experience in strategy, operations and change in the education sector. He built and ran the international education practice of PA Consulting where he worked with a wide range of organisations including governments, regulators, funding bodies and frontline education providers (particularly universities). His experience is in delivering major programmes to define strategy, improve outcomes for learners, transform support services, and enhance efficiency.

Following his retirement from full-time work, Paul now undertakes part-time strategic consulting projects. He is a governor of De Montfort University, a non-executive director of the Education and Skills Funding Agency and a non-executive director of Advance HE.

Paul is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Across his career, he has worked as an auditor, consultant, programme leader and change manager in a range of organisations particularly in the public sector in the UK and overseas.

Term Dates - 11 September 2023 - 10 September 2026