International Projects Manager
Paul is an International Projects Manager with nine years’ experience in developing and delivering innovative European sustainable urban mobility projects. He has established a trusted contact base across European institutions, cities and consultancies, as well as an in-depth knowledge of suitable EU funding programmes. This allows Paul to develop project concepts, matching local and European priorities whilst attracting the strongest possible partners to coordinate the bid and to lead the project delivery to the agreed objectives.
Paul manages the portfolio of EU-funded projects in which Vectos takes a leading role. He also develops funding proposals in collaboration with the International Director. His current portfolio of projects are funded by the Horizon 2020 and Intelligent Energy Europe programmes and tackle the areas of congestion reduction, car sharing, carpooling, electric and demand responsive vehicles with a strong focus on social inclusion. He has previously delivered EU projects promoting walking and cycling, workplace travel plans, school mobility and personalised travel planning.
Having worked for London Councils for five years, Paul is particularly well versed in the transport and environmental priorities of the Mayor of London and the individual London Boroughs. For two years he was a representative at the World Health Organisation raising the profile of city actions to integrate the areas of transport, health and environmental policy. He has an in-depth understanding of the latest opportunities and trends of European transportation industry through his positions on Polis Network Management Committee, the Association of European Transport Programme Committee and the EPOMM International Programme Committee. Paul regularly chairs and presents at key transport conferences across the EU in order to promote the achievements of our projects as well as provide feedback on other cities’ innovations. Through his two and a half years in Brussels as policy adviser, Paul has developed a sound understanding of the processes of the European institutions.
Paul's specialist areas include cycling, road safety, walking, electric vehicles, urban realm, shared space, planning and the interconnected themes of transport, health and the environment.
Paul has a BA (Hons) degree in Modern European Studies from Loughborough University, is PRINCE2 qualified and is an advanced French speaker.
In his free time he loves to cook spicy Asian dishes, go on long walks and attempt to sing and write for the piano and guitar.