Dr Paul G K Little FNI, FRSE, FIKE, FUCL, FRSA, FIoD, AMP Harvard, BA (Hons), ATD, PGCM, PG DipM, MSc (commendation), MCIPR, USCG (hon), RNR
Paul is the founding Principal and CEO of Scotland’s pioneering City of Glasgow College, one of the largest and top ranking (Worldskills) tertiary institutions in the UK. He was the Project Owner for an on time and on budget £228M next generation super campus.
A Harvard Business School Advanced Management graduate, Masters graduate and Senior Research Fellow (UCL) Dr Little is indeed a distinguished academic with a global reputation - for visionary leadership, thought leadership, system leadership and tertiary transformation. He has been recognised with six Fellowships including the Royal Society of Edinburgh (Scotland’s national Academy). Fellowship of the Nautical Institute and Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts.
For 35 years he has successfully led and reshaped five UK colleges, both in Scotland and Northern Ireland, earning a well-deserved reputation as a successful reformer and passionate advocate for redefining a new era for skills, technological & professional education, and college education in general.
Principal Little is also Chair of the global European Foundation for Quality Management and Worldskills Ambassador for Scotland. He co-authored the influential Cumberford-Little Report and two books (New Frontiers for College Education: International Perspectives, and Colleges as Anchors in Their Spaces).
Paul is a veteran HM Coastguard Officer (30 years) decorated three times and most recently he was appointed by Her Majesty The Queen to the senior rank of Honorary Captain in the Royal Navy Reserve.
Paul's re-appointment is from 4 October 2019 to 3 October 2023.
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