Sir Paul Marshall


Sir Paul Marshall is chairman and chief investment officer of Marshall Wace LLP, one of Europe’s leading hedge fund groups. He is also a founding trustee of ARK, the children’s charity, and chairman of ARK Schools; chairman and trustee of the Education Policy Institute, an independent research institute focusing on educational outcomes; co-author of ‘Aiming Higher: a better future for England’s schools’ (2006); author of ‘Tackling Educational Inequality’ (2007); and editor of ‘The Tail: How England’s Schools Fail One Child in Five - and What Can be Done’ (2013). Sir Paul received a knighthood for services to education and philanthropy in 2016. Sir Paul was previously lead non-executive board member at the Department for Education.

Previous roles in government

  • Lead non-executive board member and non-executive board member with responsibility for the Union