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Paula is the Statutory Deputy City Mayor of Salford City Council. Born in Eccles, Paula is honoured to represent Winton Ward as a Councillor since 2007.  Paula has held a number of positions in the council as Strategic Assistant Mayor between 2012-2016 and Cabinet positions including Adult Social Care and Skills & Work.   

Paula is a Director of The Landing, Media City and COSCOS (City of Salford Community Stadium)

Paula’s current portfolio includes Anti Poverty, Reform & Transformation and Organisational Performance.  At Greater Manchester level Paula is the Assistant Portfolio holder for Safe & Strong Communities having previously held the position of Assistant Portfolio holder for Housing, Homelessness & Infrastructure.

Prior to becoming a Councillor Paula’s background was in the Third Sector working for over 30 years in a number of high profile positions as Chief Officer of Age Concern Salford, North West New Business Manager at Anchor Trust and Chief Officer for Voluntary Action Oldham.

Paula remains a strong advocate for the third sector.