Paul Walker

Chairman

Paul is the Chairman of the Board at Newcastle Science City, working closely with the Director to set out the direction and key activities for the Science City partnership.

Joining Sage Group PLC as Company Accountant in 1984 and serving as its Finance Director since 1987, Paul became Chief Executive Officer of Sage Group PLC in 1994 through to the time at which he left the company in 2010.

Along with his chairmanship at Newcastle Science City, Paul has a number of other roles including on Executive Chairman and a Director for Perform Group plc, Non-Executive Director of Experian plc, Non-Executive Chairman of gift retailer, The Gadget Shop Ltd and Chairman of European Directories S.A since March 2011, where he also serves as its Director.

Paul trained as a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Young, after graduating from York University with an Economics degree.

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