Paul Vella is a senior Business Psychologist and Executive Coach, with over 15 years strategic human capital consulting and coaching experience within the UK, Europe, North America and the Middle East. He has worked up to board level with expertise in Talent Strategy, Succession, Leadership Development, Leadership Assessment, Executive Coaching, top team effectiveness and Organizational optimization.
Prior to heading the Middle East Leadership Practice at Odgers Berndtson, Paul was a member of the leadership team at another international Human Capital consultancy, with responsibility for designing and directing large-scale leadership development, assessment and strategic talent management consulting projects. Paul’s additional prior experience includes heading the UK division of an international psychometric test publishing and consultancy business and prior to that, various leadership and talent consulting roles. Earlier in his career, he also headed a regional government department
Paul has consulted across a range of industry sectors, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Industrial, Consumer, Engineering, Telco, Consumer, Retail, Media and Professional Services. Paul’s core purpose and passion are to apply hard psychology research combined with a commercial focus to enable leaders and top teams to fulfil their potential and optimize performance in order to drive business outcomes and positively impact the organisations they serve and the teams and communities around them.
He is a certified and registered Occupational Test User: Ability and Personality, a member of the British Psychological Society and ASTD certified in Coaching, Talent Management and Career Development. He is also a regular conference speaker, facilitator and media contributor. Paul holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a Bachelors degree in Psychology.