Courts and Tribunals Operations Director

Paul Harris


Paul joined the Court Service in 1985 as an administrative officer at Harlow County Court. He worked in a range of operational and HQ roles until 2003. He then undertook a series of leadership roles in large organisational change projects, including the programmes to create HM Courts Service and the Tribunals Service and the programme to reform the Coroner service. In 2011 he became Deputy Director for Civil and Family, leading the work to create the Single Family and Single County Courts. He was the HMCTS Delivery Director for the South East Region between 2014 and 2016. He then covered as Acting Director for Courts and Tribunals Development before being appointed as one of HMCTS’s Transformation Directors in December 2016.

Courts and Tribunals Operations Director

Responsible for:

  • leading the day to day delivery of court and tribunal services in England and Wales

Previous roles in government

  1. Courts and Tribunals Development Director and Board Member

    • 2016 to 2016
  2. Acting Director of Civil, Family and Tribunals

    • 2015 to 2015