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Paul Leech

Chief, Finance and Administration
2019 – Present

Paul joined the The Trustees in September 2019 and is responsible for leading the Finance, Information Technology, Human Resource and Risk Management teams and also providing coordination and oversight with outside counsel.

Before joining The Trustees, Paul occupied leadership roles in both for and non-profit sectors. He was Chief Financial Officer of Ansells in the UK, one of the largest pub and restaurant operating companies, before moving to the US over 20 years ago to become CFO for Dunkin’ Brands. He was instrumental in delivering a period of significant growth and expansion for both Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins in the US and, later, as Chief Operating Officer of the International division, oversaw similar growth, developing new markets and partnerships and joining Joint Venture boards in Russia, Korea, Japan, Thailand and Australia. A subsequent role at Dunkin’ as Chief Administrative Officer allowed Paul to not only develop the nascent Corporate Social Responsibility function but also, in partnership with franchisees, a new Foundation. This role also provided leadership to the Human Resource function and was responsible for organizational culture; this resulted in a new values-based approach being adopted by the company which significantly helped to increase organizational performance.

The experience in leading a Foundation and a mission-driven emphasis was pivotal in Paul’s move into the non-profit sector. He joined Jumpstart as Chief Operating Officer; Jumpstart helping to increase the number of pre-school children served from 3500 to over 12000 in three years and also developing strategic alliances in several new markets and significant workforce development initiatives. Subsequently, Paul served as CEO of Team Impact; a national 501(c) 3 which matches children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses with college sports teams and COO of Nurtury , which provides pre-school education to over 1100 children in the Boston area.

As a leukemia survivor, Paul has been able to provide counsel and support to patients and has been the Patient Advocate on the National Alliance for Leukemia and a national clinical trials committee. He lives with his wife, Kim, in Boston.

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