Paul Muir

Chair of the Board of Trustees for Together Active

  • Chair of the Governance and Appointments Sub-Committee
  • Member of the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee

Paul has worked in housing, health and social care sectors since 1981. He holds an MSc in Public Policy, a certificate of qualification in social work and a diploma in applied social sciences. Paul is committed to reducing inequalities and designing out unnecessary poor outcomes for people. He has previously been a board member of Potteries Housing (now Brighter Futures) and was a founder member and Chair of High Peak Advocacy Forum.


Most recently Paul has been working with West Midlands Combined Authority’s Homelessness Taskforce. Prior to that he was Director of Operations at Triangle Consulting Social Enterprise. Paul has supported the redesign of community mental health services for mental health trusts and conducted homelessness strategy reviews for various local authorities. Earlier in his career he was instrumental in the design, commission and support of six Sure Start centres across Staffordshire and led the implementation of the Health Action Zone in North Staffordshire.


Now semi-retired, Paul spends his spare time making the most of the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren. You’ll find him “doing mildly daft activities ranging from climbing and fell running to cycling and many things in between.”

Despite being nowhere near the sea Paul’s latest activity is learning to sea kayak.


Paul joined Together Active as the Chair of our Board in January 2023 seeing an opportunity to combine two of his passions; physical activity and inclusion.

Photo of Paul Muir