Paul is the leader responsible for ensuring that Wright Hassall is a great place to work. His focus is on creating a culture where our people understand the vision, values and ambitions of the firm and have the desire and talent to achieve these.

This involves creating a high performance mindset amongst employees which leads to commercial success for the firm and personal success for individuals such as career development, market-competitive reward, job satisfaction and the enjoyment of being part of a great team.

Paul works closely with the leadership team on change programmes linked to the firm’s strategic goals, and also ensures that there is a friendly supportive culture which promotes equality, diversity and inclusion for all employees within the business.   

Experience

Successfully delivered a group-wide people plan and HR strategy, in close collaboration with a Senior Leadership team, which achieved a 300% increase in EBITDA profitability and a 200% increase in headcount in an 8 year period.

Led the people-related work-streams of a company flotation onto the FTSE 250, ensuring that appropriate communication and corporate governance processes were in place.

Managed the employee cultural change and integration aspects of several substantial company acquisitions and divestments.

Achieved a 15% uplift in employee satisfaction levels (measured by employee survey) by implementing improved communication programmes and other employee engagement steps    

Career 

  • 1998 - 2000  GE Capital (Global Consumer Finance)
  • 2000 - 2006 Saint-Gobain Building Distribution
  • 2007 - 2017 Infinis Energy PLC

Memberships

MCIPD (Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development)

Interests

Paul enjoys most sports, a spot of gardening, and family life. He is a Trustee for the Wildgoose rural training charity which provides care farming activities for adults with learning disabilities.