John Lennon Art and Design Building

Paul Holme

Mr Paul Holme

Membership Details: Co-opted Member


Member of:

Board of Governors
Employment Committee (Chair)
Nominations Committee
Remuneration Committee
Chairs' Group

Term of Office: 

20/03/2009 - July 2016 (final term)

Paul retired from the Skills Funding Agency in October 2010. He had a number of roles in the Skills Funding Agency and its predecessor organisation LSC. These included National Director for Skills, Divisional Director for Colleges and Providers across the North of England and setting up and being the first Director of the Learning and Skills Council for Greater Merseyside.

Prior to joining the LSC Paul worked in the Department for Education and Skills as a Divisional Manager with responsibility for Training and Enterprise Councils and Careers Service operations policy. Earlier in his career Paul had worked in Government Office and Job Centres.

After taking early retirement he took up the position as the non executive Chair of the North West Provider Network Board, ensuring strategic links between government policy and delivery of education and training. In addition, he also provides support and skills advice to a number of NW based organisations.

Paul is married with two children and has four grandchildren. His interests include walking, gardening and sport, both participating and watching.