Paul Little

Paul Little

Principal and Chief Executive, City of Glasgow College

Paul Little is the founding Principal and CEO of City of Glasgow College, Scotland’s largest college and one of the top ranking in the UK for the standard of its technical and professional skills. 

Principal Little enjoys a global reputation as an academic leader being amongst the UK’s foremost Thought Leaders and Change Innovators, having successfully reshaped five colleges and also redefined college education across Great Britain.

He invested significantly in his multi award winning Riverside campus – part of the £228 million Super College he leads and now amongst the top 10 such maritime centres globally. 

A distinguished academic and alumnus of Harvard, as well as eight other world class universities, Paul is an Advanced Management Graduate of Harvard Business School and an Executive Government Graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School. 

He has combined his distinguished 30 year career in the Tertiary Sector with service part-time in Her Majesty’s coastguard for which he was decorated three times by HM The Queen. He was also selected to deploy with the US Coastguard where he completed three tours of duty and was made an Honorary Member. He is a Younger Brother of Trinity House and a Fellow of the Nautical Institute.