Chief Technical Officer
Paul Walker is Chief Technical Officer at the Workforce Development Trust which incorporates Skills for Justice, Skills for Health, SFJ Awards, and People 1st International. He has over 30 years of professional experience in software development, deployment, support and life cycle management. He also holds a breadth of knowledge in best practices and industry trends and often shares recommendations for adopting the most suitable trends and enabling constant improvement in technological services, both internal and customer facing.
Paul has been with the Trust since 2018 and has since been responsible for the development of digital learning content and platforms, rostering content, clinical staff and associated functions. He also looks after digital solutions operations including deployment, consultancy, support and IT systems across the group.
Before joining the Workforce Development Trust, Paul was working at Civica, where he held a number of key positions and responsibilities including Development Director and Technical Director. He delivered interfaces to over 60 different systems in a two-year project. He also led the technical team in £60 million bid for courts system and delivered $50 million a year savings. He supported the merger of three divisions into a single technical team and was responsible for development and implementation teams for trading standards, environmental health, planning, building control, GIS, fire safety and police systems.