THE CEO OF THE VETERANS' FOUNDATION
MAJOR GEN DAVID SHAW (CEO)
David Shaw is the CEO and founder of the Veterans’ Foundation, as well as co-founder of the Veterans' Lottery. He concluded his military career as the Major General commanding 2nd Division in 2012 and was appointed CBE in 2012. He is also co-founder of the award-winning veterans' charity Launchpad, which helps veterans transition from military to civilian life in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Liverpool.
Paul’s been involved with The Veterans’ Foundation (VF) since late 2016, initially as a consultant and then as an employee. Paul works with David Shaw, CEO, (VF’s only staff) and they’re based in Edinburgh. Paul is involved in all of VF’s activities, but especially its finance and administration.
Paul was previously involved as project manager in two charities, being The Stewart Ivory Financial Education Trust, delivering vital financial education to school leavers, and The Scottish Schools Pipes & Drums, advancing culture and community development by encouraging young people to take up the chanter, pipes and drums; and by supporting the development of school pipe bands.
After reading history at university, Paul trained as a banker with Rothschild. He then worked for the Argyll Group (1980 to 1990), doing corporate finance and investor relations. Paul then spent 15 years doing investor relations in the UK Energy sector (National Power from 1990 to 1995 and British Energy from 1995 to 2004.)