Starting his tenure in November, Paul Thorogood, FCIPS has been announced as the next Chair of the Global Board of Trustees to replace Tim Richardson, FCIPS who leaves GBT as chair in October 2020.
Former trustee on the CIPS board, Paul was also the CEO of the Football Foundation until April this year. As one of the largest sports charities in the world, the body was responsible for delivering the National (Grassroots) Football Facilities Strategy on behalf of the Premier League, the Football Association and the UK Government.
As an operational logistics and supply chain specialist throughout his military career, Paul rose to the rank of Group Captain. He retired early from the Royal Airforce to join the Football Foundation in 2006.
Paul has joined several boards and committees over the years, both global and national, including the National Sports and Recreation Alliance, from 2013 to 2015, which is responsible for 340 national governing bodies of sport across the UK, and the CIPS Global Board from 2013 to 2016. In March 2017, he was appointed as one of six lay members on the House of Commons Parliamentary Standards Committee, responsible for overseeing the work of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards and holding MPs to account for their conduct.
Paul has an MA from Kings College London and a post graduate diploma in Engineering Business Management from the University of Warwick.
He has a deep understanding and considerable experience of leading in both the not-for-profit and UK Sports sectors, which was reinforced through extensive military leadership training and experience.
As an enthusiastic sportsman, Paul is keen on golf, running and football. We welcome him as the new chair for the CIPS Global Board of Trustees.