Paul Owens is a Co-founder & Director of BOP Consulting. He is an internationally recognised cultural strategist and policy adviser He is Co-Founder of BOP, and alongside his fellow directors he has pioneered now well-established methods to measure the impact of cultural policy. Paul leads BOP’s international work across Asia, MENA and Latin America. His recent clients include the European Commission; the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports; InterAmerican Development Bank; and the Chengdu Municipal Government. Paul founded the World Cities Culture Forum in 2012 to share best practice on promoting culture within urban policy in cities all over the world. Working with the Mayor of London’s team he has grown and managed a network of more than 40 major cities and an important independent soft power city network worldwide.

Paul Owens