About Paul Raven

Paul Raven, Education Executive

Paul Raven, Education Executive.

Paul enjoyed a long professional playing career including eleven years at West Bromwich Albion as well as spells at Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Rotherham United and Carlisle United.

A former England schoolboy and Youth International Paul’s career started at Doncaster Rovers, before West Brom bought him as an 18 year old. At ‘The Baggies’ he was to be rewarded with a testimonial season before eventually following former Manager Alan Buckley to Grimsby Town and then to Carlisle United.

Following his retirement Paul worked in the sportswear industry representing brands such as Mitre, Prostar and Uhlsport as a Key Account Manager before joining The PFA as an advisor and project worker for the education department. Educated to degree standard Paul is ideally placed to impart his own knowledge and experience to future, current and former members.

Paul has a long association with the union as a member, delegate and for six years a member of the Executive Management Committee.