Paul Lewis is to join the Royal Society of Chemistry as the new Deputy Chief Executive (Head of House) in March.
An experienced senior leader in the private and not-for-profit sectors, Paul was previously at City & Guilds where he was Executive Director, International and Strategy. He has substantial leadership experience in the Education, Skills and Knowledge sectors with specialist Government-to-Government and international operating expertise.
Paul has a BSc (Hons) Geographical Sciences, PGCE (qualified teacher status) and MBA (Distinction). He is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Paul is a Freeman of the City of London, Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and, the Royal Society for the Arts.
Dr Robert Parker, Chief Executive of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: "I am delighted to welcome Paul to the Royal Society of Chemistry. He brings with him valuable knowledge, skills and experience that, in partnership with Helen Pain, our DCEO (Head of Profession) and our wider Leadership Team, will contribute towards our strategic delivery and achieving our mission to advance excellence in the chemical sciences."
President Professor Sir John Holman said: "Having been closely involved in the selection of Paul Lewis as one of the our two Deputy Chief Executives, I am very pleased that he has accepted the job. Paul's wide experience is exactly what we need, particularly because he will be responsible for our portfolio of publications, which is such an important part of what the Royal Society of Chemistry does to support the worldwide chemistry community."
Paul said: "I am delighted to be joining the highly respected Royal Society of Chemistry and honoured to be appointed Deputy Chief Executive. I very much look forward to meeting and working with colleagues, members and stakeholders around the world and feel privileged to be part of the chemical sciences community."
Paul will be responsible for leading the organisation’s publishing, commercial and technology delivery with a strong focus on developing and maintaining our position as a leading, high-quality publisher and knowledge provider, which is core to our Royal Charter and strategic ambitions.