Paul Quinn


Paul Quinn became CEO for West Lea in September 2021, having previously has worked at West Lea school for seven years. He has previously served as business manager and director of operations, responsible for the daily management of all non-teaching activities and staff, which has helped give him a holistic understanding of the school.

Paul has a significant ‘multi-sector’ background, as well as exceptional experience in the education sector. His ambition for West Lea school as CEO is to facilitate a culture that is ethical, positive, impactful and happy. He believes this will breed success and produce an environment where staff, pupils and families can thrive and flourish. He is a co-founder of ECT and has played a pivotal role in developing the partnerships it has established over the years.

Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in school and trust governance, having served as a Chair of Governors, trustee and Chair of Trustees in two Multi-Academy Trusts. In 2017, Paul was ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church and is in part-time ministry. Paul has degrees in Pastoral Ministry and Theology, as well as a National Professional Qualification in Executive Leadership (NPQEL). For over a decade, Paul also served as chair of governors for St Catherine of Siena School, and was a director of the Diocese of Westminster Academy Trust for over four years until July 2017.