Jimmy Paul

The Scottish Violence Reduction Unit

I am the Director at the Wellbeing Economy Alliance Scotland. Our goal is to deliver a wellbeing economy in Scotland; once which delivers social justice on a healthy planet.

I am also a trustee at Lumos, an organisation which is seeking to end the institutionalising of children all over the world.

I have a depth of knowledge in the area of children and families, the third sector, NHS, project and programme management, social care, strategic planning and leadership. I have been internationally recognised for my values-based leadership by the British Council and the World Economic Forum.

I recently completed my tenure as a Co-chair on the internationally leading Independent Care Review, which reported in February 2020 and achieved full cross-party support. Here, I worked with people in all parts of the care community, and acted on the 5050+ people who contributed to the Review to make recommendations. I have also recently completed over four years working at the Centre for Excellence for Children’s Care and Protection (CELCIS) working as a Permanence Consultant.

Away from work, I am committed to building myself up to be the best leader that I can be. In 2017 I attained a Diploma in Executive Coaching from the ‘Academy of Executive Coaches’. I am also a member of the first cohort of the highly competitive ‘Future Leaders Connect Programme’, hosted by the British Council. This is where “fifty of the most promising, emerging world leaders” came together to act on our personal and global ambitions. Here, I received training at The University of Cambridge, met world leaders and politicians, and shared a stage with ‘The Elders’.

I recently completed my tenure as Curator of the Global Shapers Edinburgh Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum, where I led a programme of volunteer activities across Edinburgh with the remit of local and global reach.

I started my career in management and leadership roles on the award-winning NHS Management Training Scheme in 2013. I worked in a number of roles across health and social care and completed PRINCE2 (Practitioner) certificate, as well as a Masters in Integrated Service Improvement: Health and Social Care. I also completed the Scottish Improvement Leaders Award cohort 13, and became a member of the Chartered Institute for Quality Improvers in 2019