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Paul Snelling

Mr Paul Snelling

BSc (Hons), MBA, C.Eng, MRAeS

Paul grew up in Brighton and was educated at the Brighton Technical School. At 16 he joined British Airways as an Engineering Apprentice and qualified as a Licensed Aircraft Engineer. He went on to obtain a degree in Air Transport Engineering at City University, London and a Masters in Business Administration from the Cass Business School. He is a Chartered Engineer. Whilst working at BA, Paul, held various roles within the Engineering Department but his final appointment was as Flight Operations Business Development Manager.

In 1996, he joined Rolls-Royce in Derby as Business Strategy Manager in the Civil Aerospace Marketing department, after which he held senior strategic roles in Purchasing, Business Development and Engineering, before retiring in 2016.

Paul’s interests include watching sport, in particular, football, cricket and hockey, travel and gardening. He is married to Kathleen, who taught Biology at the Grammar School before becoming a member of the Senior Management Team at the High School. They live near Ashby de la Zouch and have 4 grown up children, who all attended the Grammar School or High School.