Dr. Paul Marshall took up the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Careers and Enterprise) in May 2019. Paul champions, develops and leads the delivery of the University's Vision 2028 'Future Professional' strategic objective. The vision will address industry and community skills gaps and deliver an increase in the diversity and inclusion of those 'employment prepared', and the co-production (with industry) of a 'showcase' skills gap solution.
A graduate of the University of Sussex (PhD, MA, BA (Hons)), he has 25 years' experience of working in the higher education sector, most recently serving for five years as a Board member of UPP, the UK's largest provider of campus student accommodation and specialist residential services.
He previously served as Chief Executive of the Chartered Association of Business Schools and the Executive Director of the 1994 Group of Universities. Paul has held numerous advisory positions within the UK Government. In 2013, he engaged the support of the Prime Minister's Advisory on Enterprise, Lord Young of Graffham, to establish the Small Business Charter.
Paul is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and the Institute of Directors and a former judge of the Times Higher Awards. In 2018 he was appointed by Kirsty Williams, AM, Cabinet Member for Education, Welsh Government, to the inaugural Board of the National Academy for Educational Leadership, Wales. He is a member of the Universities UK International Transnational Education Advisory Board, and the Strategic Advisory Board of the Loughborough University, School of Business and Economics.