Paul Buchanan

Paul Buchanan, National Community Director, Business in the Community

Paul is Executive Director responsible for Business in the Community's work on community issues.

Paul has worked at BITC since 2001 and is a member of BITC's executive management team. Paul has previously held a variety of roles including London Regional Director, London Membership Director, Head of Membership Recruitment and North East Business Development Manager. He is passionate about the role of business in creating more resilient, vibrant and successful communities.

Previously Paul worked in IT strategy at British Airways in their head office at Waterside.

Paul is the Chairman of The Boxing Academy which is an innovative and impactful school for young people at risk of exclusion. Paul is also a trustee of Techo UK (the European arm of Techo) which is a nonprofit organisation mobilising youth volunteers to fight extreme poverty in Latin America, by constructing transitional housing and implementing social inclusion programs.

He has a love of travel and experiencing different cultures having spent six months in south America; six months in India; and six months living in Cambodia, and is also an avid cyclist who enjoys touring. Paul is married with three young daughters.