Paul Ayo

Paul is a senior consultant with Abbeville Associates. He is a very experienced and well qualified diversity, HR and organisational development professional. He has held senior Learning and OD positions with Barts and the London NHS Trust and the Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead. Paul also spent four years in the Audit Commission as an Inspector and Senior Performance Specialist, responsible for conducting inspections of local authorities, including Comprehensive Performance Assessments. As the Audit Commission's chair of diversity and equalities representatives, he designed and facilitated diversity training interventions to ensure diversity and equal opportunities were integrated into the Commission's regulation of, and on-going support to, public sector organisations.

Other relevant positions have included Senior Lecturer in Management and Professional Studies at Warwickshire College, part-time lecturing at the University of Westminster, and Head of Training and Quality Assurance for Westminster City Council Social Services Department. Paul was also a Sandhurst trained officer, Major, in the Royal Army Educational Corps. His final Army appointment in 1994 was Group Education Manager, managing an Army Education Centre responsible for the education, training, and resettlement needs of 5,000 staff in Kent and East Sussex.

Paul has worked on number of diversity and equality interventions, including a review of harassment and bullying in a central Government department. He has delivered equality and development programmes to a wide range of clients at all levels including the Border and Immigration Agency, Logica, L’Oreal, and the NHS. He is currently conducting an Equality Impact Assessment on HR procedures in a British University, and working with a team in designing and delivering a diversity leadership programme in an SHA.

Paul has an MSc in Training and HR, and an MA in Manpower Studies. He is a Chartered Fellow of CIPD and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. Paul is also qualified in a range of psychometric tests including Myers Briggs, 16PF, OPQ and Leadership Judgement Indicators (LJI).

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