Paul Jansen – Non-Executive Director
Paul’s career started off in change management in international banking, first in his native Netherlands and – from 1997 – in the London City. A sabbatical in 2004 made him decide to a change of direction, and ever since he has made a career out of helping purpose-led organisations realise their full potential.
He led and created several employee-owned social enterprises and other not-for-profit organisations in health, mental health and social care, mostly former public sector services. That included supporting the creation of CHUMS as an independent social enterprise out of NHS Luton. Three years at Buurtzorg Britain & Ireland saw him introduce the world-famous Buurtzorg care model of self-managed teams to parts of the NHS, local authorities and others.
In 2020 he founded Trust Works, a boutique consultancy that delivers coaching, support and programmes that inspire and provide practical tools to organisations who want to introduce self-management, empowerment and autonomy.
Paul lives in Cambridge with his wife and teenage daughter. In his spare time he plays basketball.