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The Human Well

Paul founded The Human Well in 2003; a boutique practice providing international and domestic HR advice to boards and senior management. He has more than 30 years of human resource experience and consults on matters focused on improving the return on investment in people.

Paul has led successful HR teams including global employee benefits management at Massey-Ferguson, Laidlaw, Japan Tobacco International (formerly RJR Nabisco), and Alcan where he integrated HR practices world-wide following the merger with Pechiney. He also led the HR practice for Andersen and the international practice for Mercer in Canada.

He was responsible for the HR integration teams in the $8 billion acquisition of RJR International by Japan Tobacco in 55 countries, the $12b IPO of Novelis Inc., and in delivering $20m in savings from global rationalization of HR at Alcan.

He is a former member of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Human Resource Executives, speaks at conferences and publishes articles globally as well as serving as an expert witness.

He has lived in the UK, Canada (Quebec and Ontario) and Switzerland and worked extensively in many other parts of the world and is currently located in Toronto. He is an accountant by training and served on the boards, including as chair of several not for profit organizations.

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