Paul Downey


Committees: Finance & GP Committee

Paul is former Chief Executive DEFLOG VQ Trust, based in Beverley. DEFLOG VQ offered training and apprenticeships to the military, especially in the field of logistics. With the transfer of the military contact to Pearsons Plc in 2015 he oversaw the disposal of the Trust’s assets, including donations of over £8 million to other charities. Prior to this Paul was General Manager for Mail Publications Ltd and spent 16 years with the Hull Daily Mail.  He was a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing for 30 years. Paul was educated at Ampleforth College and attended Hull College of Commerce. He has also served in the Territorial Army seeing commissioned service with 3 PWO and 72 Engr Regt in the late 1960s. Paul lives in Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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