Dr Paul Leff (Chair)

  • Foundation Governor since Full Governing Body meeting February 2020 with a term of office until February  2023

  • No interests to declare, no business or pecuniary interests, no material interests, no governance roles in other educational institutions.



I have been a member of St Gregory's RC Church Parish for 19 years. I have an academic background in theoretical pharmacology, and a professional career in pharmaceutical R&D. I have experience in senior industrial leadership roles, involving organisational transformation, performance improvement and change management. Away from work, I'm a keen musician, and have made contributions to a number of Parish events. I have served St Gregory's Church on the Social and Buildings & Maintenance sub-committees, and am a member of the Parish Council.


Association with the school

• Active Parish member 

• Parent of children who attended St Gregory's and All Hallows' 

• Familiarity with Church-School activities, relationships and challenges 

• Action-oriented and motivated to improve success of the School


Knowledge and skills

• Organisational management 

    - continuous improvement 

    - transformational change 

• Performance management and coaching of senior staff

• Executive decision-making and influencing

• Analytical thinking and problem solving


Professional experience

• 20 years in senior management in industry (Director then Vice President level)

• Leadership of complex and diverse organisations 

• Driving results oriented and high performing culture.

• Management of senior talent and personal development 

• Responsibility for large departments characterised by hundreds of staff and multi million pound budgets.

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