Surrey Rugby

Paula Carter


Paula’s executive career has covered private sector and public companies and large, complex and regulated organisations with multiple stakeholders. She has worked at the most senior level in all the major British Television Companies during a time of transition from a linear terrestrial to an online digital ecology.

Her non-executive roles include the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and the Parliamentary Ombudsman. Paula is currently a non-executive director of the Port of London Authority, be the business, a business driven productivity movement, and Chairman of the Ofcom Advisory Committee for England. Paula now sits on the RFU Board of Directors, is Chair of the Governance Standing Committee and Chair of the Head Injury Prevention and Management Sub Committee.

Paula’s consultancy career included roles in the Cabinet Office and advising a Parliamentary Committee as well as working for the Communications Regulator, Ofcom and the Royal Opera House. She was a rugby referee for 10 years, reaching level 7 and refereeing on the London Premier List. She also joined the Surrey Disciplinary Committee in 2013 and sat on panels for the RFU and European Premier Club Rugby.