Welcome Paul

The Helena Kennedy Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Eeles as a Trustee for the charity.Paul has 35 years’ experience in the post-16 skills sector, including seven years as a lecturer and 13 years leading work-based learning within colleges and independent providers. During that time, he has set up and led an independent apprenticeship training provider business.  For the past nearly two decades, he has been on the senior teams of all the key membership bodies across the further education and skills sector, representing apprenticeship providers and colleges, to government and their agencies. More recently, along with being the Chief Executive of Skills and Education Group, he has been on the board of and chaired the body representing awarding organisations across the UK, the Federation of Awarding Bodies.

Leading by example, Paul understands the need for action, working closely with stakeholders and partners to champion the transformational difference education and skills can make to people lives. Paul is an experienced public speaker and advocate for the Further Education and Skills Sector.

Paul holds a degree in Hotel and Catering Management, a Post Graduate Diploma Training Management and a Masters in Personnel and Development. He is currently studying at Harvard for the Certificate of Management Excellence within the Business School.

Paul is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the British Institute of Innkeeping and a Member of the Institute of Directors

Paul commented, “Having enjoyed a close working relationship with the Helena Kennedy Foundation for the last few years, I am really pleased to be joining the Foundation’s board of trustees and contributing to the charity’s continued success.

“With the Skills and Education Group being a proud supporter of the Foundation, I am familiar with the excellent work it does and the huge difference that its bursaries make to the lives of the winners. I look forward to working with the other trustees to help the charity go from strength to strength.”