Nick Paul

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Nicholas Campbell ('Nick') Paul (born January 1945) became a Severn Valley Railway life member in 1997.[1] He was an SVR(H) director between 2002 and 2023 and succeeded Mick York as Chairman, serving from July 2011 to September 2021 before being succeeded in turn by Mike Ball. Paul was also a Trustee of Severn Valley Railway Charitable Trust Ltd from 2012 until he stepped down as SVRH Chairman. He is a Vice President of SVRSevern Valley Railway(H).

He was schooled in Worcester and attended Bristol and Warwick Universities. He is a member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering and a past member of the Institute of Management Consultants.

Paul served two terms as Chairman of Advantage West Midlands, the Regional Development Agency from 1999-2012. The RDA contributed to SVRSevern Valley Railway projects The Engine House, Highley Station Footbridge and repairs following the 2007 Storm Damage.

In the past he had been Deputy Chief Executive of IMI plc, a FTSE 100 international engineering group, Chairman of Tricorn Group Plc, Chairman of the West Midlands CBI. He was the Chair of the Governors at the Downs School, Colwall Malvern and a Governor at City Technology College, Kingshurst, Birmingham. He was also a Non-Executive Director with John Laing Homes plc, SIG plc and Worcester Warriors Rugby Club.

He was awarded a CBE in the 2009 New Year honours for services to business in the West Midlands.[2]

See also


  1. SVR Press Release 25 July 2011 (Retrieved 20 April 2019)
  2. AWM Chairman Nick Paul receives CBE, Birmingham Post 31 December 2008 (Retrieved 20 April 2019)