Paul Hyde (BSc. Arch, MA, MPlan, MRIAI) was appointed to the Board in May 2014. He was appointed Deputy Chairperson of An Bord Pleanála in January 2019 for a further term. He was previously the managing partner of the Hyde Partnership, a multi-disciplinary design and planning practice. He also formerly served as a member of the Board of the Irish Marine Institute. Paul has a wide experience of administration and management as well as industry specific experience including implementing master plans, complex commercial design projects and managing varied private and semi public projects within the UK and Irish planning and construction sector. He has more than 20 years professional experience in a diversity of roles including practice manager, architect, planner, development consultant, project manager and advisor. He is a member of the RIAI and IPI professional institutes. He holds a Degree in Architecture (TCD), a Master's Degree in Planning (UCC) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Spatial Planning (UU). Paul has attended Harvard Business School in the area of effective corporate governance and completed a leadership program at the Institute of Public Administration.