Paul Hardisty

Paul is our Chief Executive, he founded QSH in 2009.

Paul left Birmingham City Council to found QSH with friend and seed investor; Andrew Measom

His early career was also spent with Birmingham City Council in various housing management roles before in 1995 he joined CIPFA’s Competition Advisory Service as a Competition Advisor for Councils undergoing Compulsory Competitive Tendering (CCT)

From there he joined KPMG and became the national lead for housing advisory work, before leaving to become Interim Director of Housing at Halton Borough Council, the first in a range of freelance performance improvement roles for Councils and Housing Associations over several years.  He was also Business Development Director for the Housing Quality Network (HQN)

Paul returned to Birmingham City Council as Service Director, Housing Transformation to improve performance ratings in Audit Commission Inspection and left to form QSH following a successful 2 star excellent rating for the City’s Strategic Housing Service.