Paul was appointed as the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council in April 2014. He was the first appointment at this level not to have previously worked in the Local Government sector. He leads the executive team in Fingal together with the newly elected councillors and Mayor in driving a process of change in Local Government, enabled by the Local Government Reform Act, 2014.
Between 2011 and 2014, Paul worked as the Chief Operations Officer in the Department of Public Expenditure & Reform. He was responsible for leading a whole set of reforms across the public service. In this role he negotiated the Haddington Road Agreement, with the 26 Public Service Trade Unions, to reduce the public service pay bill by €1BN.
From 2010 to 2011, Paul worked as Head of Corporate Affairs with Trócaire, the Irish International Aid Agency. Whilst there, he worked on an agenda to strengthen the overall governance of the organisation and on the implementation of best practice in HR, Finance, Risk Management and Communications.Paul’s previous career was as the Executive Director of Networks & Operations with Eircom, the leading Irish telco organisation. He carried out a number of other roles within Eircom in Sales, Marketing and Contact Centre Management.
Paul holds a Masters in Business Administration from Trinity College and a BA in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the National College Ireland.