MDI Merseyside Dance Initiative
Inspiring people through dance
Monday, March 19, 2018


Paul has had an extensive career in the public sector in the senior management of Education Services and Cultural, Leisure and Community Services. This has included: Arts and Cultural services; Creative Industries; Events; Tourism; Libraries; Museums; Marketing; Community and Voluntary Sector Support; Sustainability and Environmental Development; Enterprise and Regeneration.

He has many years experience of working closely with the major cultural providers on Merseyside including the RLPO, Everyman and Playhouse Theatres, NML, Bluecoat as well as leading on the development of many Pan-Merseyside relationships across the six Local Authorities particularly linked to the support of the cultural sector, Capital of Culture, joint marketing and regeneration. He has been a member of many regional advisory boards including Arts Council England and European Redevelopment Fund.

On his new role at MDI Paul said:
“On taking on the role of Chair I am looking forward to guiding MDI into the next exciting phase of its development. This will see a refocusing of the work of MDI around the development of the LEAP Festival model, extending the organisation’s artistic direction, focus and reach, and re-establishing its role as a major producer and presenter of dance. This will involve building a fresh approach to dance development that will fundamentally transform the way that MDI does business in Liverpool and the wider city region.

I bring a belief in the power of the Arts, and Cultural activity more generally, to be a powerful catalyst for the sustainable regeneration of people and places, and I am very keen to explore how MDI can contribute directly to many key local, regional and national agendas.

I look forward to meeting head-on the challenges and opportunities facing the organisation, and the cultural sector more generally and establishing MDI as a major contributor to the future development of Liverpool and the wider city region.”