Sir Paul Williams OBE KStJ , DL
Bevan Commission Member
Sir Paul is a non-executive director of Natural Resources Wales and Chair of the People and Remuneration Committee. An Associate of Harvey Nash an international recruitment consultancy. He is a member of the Bevan Commission and Chair of the Public Transport Users Advisory Panel. He is a Trustee and Board Member, Royal Voluntary Service and Chair of the Investment Committee, Trustee and Chair of the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company and Trustee for the Masonic Charitable Foundation. In 2017 he was appointed Prior of the Priory of Wales of the Order of St. John, which is Wales’ leading first aid charity.
Sir Paul's distinguished career in the National Health Service spanned forty five years. He was the Chief Executive Officer of three NHS Trusts and President of the Institute of Healthcare Management. His final job was Director General for Health and Social Services, Welsh Assembly Government and CEO, NHS Wales. He is a Companion of the Chartered Institute of Management, a Companion of the Institute of Health Care Management and a Visiting Professor at the University of South Wales. Sir Paul holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies, an Honorary Doctorate from the University of South Wales and an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff Metropolitan University.
He was High Sheriff of South Glamorgan in 2007/8 and appointed a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan in 2010. Sir Paul was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000 for services to the NHS in Wales. He was appointed a Knight Bachelor in the Queen's 2011 Birthday Honours and a Knight of the Order of the Hospital of Jerusalem of St. John in 2016.
He is passionate about the countryside, walking and above all fly fishing on the rivers Wye, Usk and Dyfi.