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Paul Jones

Executive Director of Finance and Assets - Cheltenham Borough Council 

Paul is a CIPFA Fellow, who started his local government career in 1991. Through a series of promotions, Paul became the Head of Finance & Deputy Section 151 Officer in 2006. In 2012, he co-created a successful innovative shared-service between four councils, delivering significant savings and efficiencies including undertaking the statutory S151 Officer for two Councils. In 2017, Paul returned to Cheltenham to become the Executive Director Finance and Assets, where he also leads electoral services and commercialisation.  In 2019, Paul was proud to lead the Council in winning the 2019 MJ Award for Best Commercial Council and 2019 APSE Award winner for Best Commercialisation & Entrepreneurship Initiative.