Paul Whittle

Director of Operations

Misk Schools
Paul W Whittle MBA BSc (Hons) AKC CCMP JP
Paul is an experienced leader of education developments with over 30 years experience in projects across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He has worked in both the corporate and government sectors as well as for schools, colleges and universities specialising in new initiatives. Trained in biomedical sciences, finance and education management, he is passionate about curriculum-led design of learning and training spaces. 
Most recently he has been working for eight years in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, initially as Vice President for the launch of the Colleges of Excellence (TVET) program, then CEO of start-up education investment and development companies before taking on his current role as Director of Operations at Misk Schools. 
Paul is currently leading the implementation of Misk Schools' new, state-of-the-art K-12 campus with 110,000m2 of learning area and world-class provision, including facilities for 29 Summer Olympic sports, e-sports and much more.
He is a BioPhysics graduate from King's College London, holds an MBA from from the University of Surrey, UK, and is a magistrate in the UK courts justice system.

Leaders in Education Conference

17 November 2022 | 12:45 - 13:05 | English | The importance of educational and community goals in school campus design

BUILD CONFIDENCE, CURIOSITY & A DESIRE TO LEAD: The student-centred design of Misk Schools new 21 ha campus (110,000m2 of buildings) facilitates individual & team creativity, inspires ingenuity, showcases & celebrates new ideas

SUPPORT PERSONALISED LEARNING: All indoor/ outdoor areas have become flexible & adaptable blended learning spaces that meet the developmental needs of each cohort and support different learning styles – taught classes, independent study, 1:1 coaching, collaborative & peer-to-peer learning, group project work, team presentations

FOSTER BELONGING: Modern campuses cultivate community, reinforce values, feed the soul. Buildings that are beautiful, sustainable (LEED & Well certified) & light-filled make people comfortable & welcome. Health & wellbeing are nourished when landscaping & external furniture provide places to exercise, relax, study, build relationships

DELIVER 100% CONNECTIVITY: Tech must be pervasive, scalable & secure; access to power ubiquitous