Paul Roberts OBE

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Speaker Topics

  • Wellbeing
  • Regeneration
  • Public/Private Partnership
  • Local Government
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Creativity, Culture, Education
  • Creativity
  • Arts And Education

Introduction

A graduate in Philosophy and Mathematics, a teacher and schools inspector, Paul Roberts was Director of Education in Nottingham and subsequently in Haringey leading the Government intervention in Haringey Council. He was a Director of Capita Strategic Education Services before joining the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) for local government.
At IDeA he was Director of Strategy and subsequently Managing Director, overseeing the organization’s £50m programmes of work based on knowledge management, peer review and support for local authority elected members.
As author of the joint DfES/DCMS report “Nurturing Creativity in Young People”, Paul was adviser to government Ministers on the development of the cultural offer for young people. He is now Chair of the trustees for Creativity, Culture and Education (www.cceengland.org), Chair of the Directors of Innovation Unit, Chair of the Trustees of Nottingham Music Hub, vice-Chair at Nottingham Contemporary and at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. He has served on a range of committees at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), and has been a trustee of Greenwood Academies Trust. He is currently a member of the DoE/DCMS Ministerial Board for Cultural Education and of the Arts Council steering group for In Harmony.
Paul is a FRSA and was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to Education and the Creative Industries.

Current Positions Held

Chair of the trustees for Creativity, Culture and Education (CCE)
Chair of Board of Directors - Innovation Unit
Vice Chair for Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery .
Member of the DoE/DCMS Ministerial Board for Cultural Education and of the Arts Council steering group for In Harmony
Elected as FRSA in 1999
Commissioner for Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value

Personal Achievements and Awards

Paul was awarded an OBE in 2008 for services to Education and the Creative Industries.
Author of “Nurturing Creativity in Young People” (2006)
Joint Author of "The Virtuous Circle - Why Creativity and Cultural Education Count" (2014)

Relevant Career and Professional Background

Managing Director of IDeA

Director of Capita Strategic Education Services
Director of Education in the London Borough of Haringey – leading the successful Strategic Management Partnership established by the Secretary of State between Haringey Council and Capita.
Director of Education in Nottingham City

School Inspector

13 years in teaching

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