Graham has worked in the social care and education fields for 25 years starting out managing hostels for single homeless and rough sleepers.
Since then he has worked as a Adult Care Commissioner for Hampshire County Council, a Business Director for national social care charity Turning Point and and CEO of the Northern Learning Trust. His current role is Business Development National Lead for FitzRoy Support a Learning Disability, Autism and Acquired Brain Injury charity.
Graham is a qualified positive psychology practitioner and systems thinker. In addition to a significant grounding in senior management roles, business and charity governance, Graham has practical experience in non-western models of thought and learning. Over the past decade he has regularly studied at the Schumacher College an international college for ecological studies based in Dartington, UK. Trainings have included Earth Pilgrim with Satish Kumar, Positive Psychology for Planet with Chris Johnstone and Is currently completing The Space Between Stories with Charles Eisenstein. Graham has have a diploma in transformational coaching from the Animas Centre for Coaching and have provided support and training for Transition Town movement.
Paul is an actor who has worked all over the world including productions of ‘Richard III’ and ‘Hamlet’ at the National Theatre, the highly successful British TV comedy ‘Benidorm’, and ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ for Disney. He also voices talking books for the Blue Mountain Centre of Meditation including a best-selling version of the Bhagavad Gita
Paul has a background in Nonviolent Communication (NVC), and has a Certificate in Nonviolence Studies from the Metta Center for Nonviolence www.mettacenter.org.
He currently sits on the International Peacebuilding Sub Committee of British Quaker Peace and Social Witness (QPSW).
With his skills and contacts in the mainstream media, combined with his knowledge of peace work, Paul is uniquely placed to support OpenEdge and the valuable work they do.