Paul Whitaker
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Paul’s purpose in life and his passion is to make a positive difference and be instrumental in helping individuals, groups and organisations reach their full potential and to live a full and productive life. This is his motivation in being involved with Creative Bay of Plenty.

Paul originally hails from the north east of England where he became a qualified educationalist with a passion for making education more powerful and more relevant. As the Director of the Sir Peter Blake Marine Education Centre he continued this work in New Zealand. On arriving in Tauranga, Paul and his wife Lynne (born and bred in Katikati) ran a number of businesses before Paul took on the role of Executive Director of YMCA Tauranga. Over the last 9 years Paul has worked for the Wright Family in a leadership and training role. He is currently the Support Manager for the Wright Family Foundation, a member of the Establishment Board of Trustees for Pyes Pa West School and a member of the organising committee for TEDx Tauranga.