Paul Hedley’s musical education began in earnest as a school chorister, and he has been singing at a high level since the age of seven in Chapel and Cathedral Choirs. Ten years in the Oxford choral scene, first as a Choral Scholar then Lay Clerk at Magdalen College, and involvement with many other choirs including Schola Cantorum and Oxford Voices, was followed by time as a Lay Clerk at Gloucester Cathedral. Throughout this period he was developing his conducting, working with Musica Beata, the choir of Merton College, and as a stand-in for Gloucester Cathedral Youth Choir, Monmouth and Stroud Choral Societies, and several others, and now also runs the Arcadian Singers of Oxford and the Crown Singers.
A lifetime as an accomplished musician and conductor, combined with fifteen years in executive education working with leadership teams internationally, gives Paul a distinctively different perspective. In recent years he has studied with Peter Hanke and Jan Scheerer, and has a keen interest in the leadership aspects of conducting as well as the musical ones.
He is the Managing Director of Leadership & Performance Development and an Associate Fellow at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.