Paul Newman BSc (Sociology), DMS, MA (Sustainable Development) worked for the British Government for thirty years mostly on projects seeking to develop the UK Economy and has also been employed as a part-time lecturer, invigilator, events organiser and as a consultant on sustainable development projects. He was a member of three professional bodies: The Chartered Management Institute; The Energy Institute; and The Royal Statistical Society.
In 1997 he joined the voluntary group Sustainable Staffordshire, later serving as Vice-Chair and then was Chair for a four year term. This association led him to work with the charity: Community Council of Staffordshire; first as a volunteer and then as a Trustee. He was a member of its Board of Directors until its voluntary closure in 2018. He has also served three terms as a Councillor for Swynnterton Parish, been a trustee of Hanchurch Village Hall and member of Trentham PCC.
He was born in 1946 and went to school in London but spent a great deal of his childhood in Herne Bay, on the Kent coast. He moved to Northumberland in 1964 and then to South Wales three years later, before returning to London in 1968. It was there he met his wife, whom he married in 1971. They settled in Staffordshire in 1973, where they lived until 2021 when they moved to Norfolk to be close to their son and and his family. In December 2022, his wife died from cancer.