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Board of Governors

Staff profile

Paul Rogerson CBE, DL

​​​​​​Chair of the Board





  • CBE DL LLB MA (Econ) Barrister

Committee membership

  • Chair, Governance and Nominations Committee
  • Remuneration Committee

Areas of expertise

  • University teacher (UK and USA)
  • Lawyer in public sector
  • Local authority chief executive
  • Lawyer in private practice (planning and development)

Current or most recent occupation/s

Paul worked for ten years as Leeds City Council's Chief Legal Officer prior to his appointment as Chief Executive in 1999. Paul retired from the Council in 2010.

Roles and memberships

Paul now works as a planning lawyer, and is also:

  • an independent non-executive Director of Northern Gas Networks
  • the Vice Chair of Heart Research UK
  • the Chair of Lineham Farm Children's Centre, Leeds
  • a Governor at the Holy Rosary and St Ann's Catholic Primary School, Leeds