Paul Lindley OBE

Entrepreneur, children’s campaigner & author

Paul is an award-winning British entrepreneur, children’s campaigner and author.  

In 2006 he founded Ella’s Kitchen.  Built on a core social mission, it is now the UK’s largest baby food brand. He stepped back from the business in 2018.

In 2017 his first book: ‘Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking like a Toddler’ was published, and his second, ‘Raising the Nation: How to Build a Better Future for Our Children (and Everyone Else)’ was published in 2023.

In 2018, Paul was appointed Chair of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

In 2019 he founded just IMAGINE if… an annual innovation competition supporting entrepreneurial ideas designed to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2022 he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Reading.

Paul is Chair of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights UK, a director of the purpose led business Toast Ale, and is a Trustee of Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street. 

Paul believes that more ‘human-ness’ is needed in our economy and civil society. His starting point is by working to increase the wellbeing, welfare and rights of children.

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Paul Lindley OBE

Entrepreneur, children’s campaigner & author

Paul is an award-winning British entrepreneur, children’s campaigner and author.  

In 2006 he founded Ella’s Kitchen.  Built on a core social mission, it is now the UK’s largest baby food brand. He stepped back from the business in 2018.

In 2017 his first book: ‘Little Wins: The Huge Power of Thinking like a Toddler’ was published, and his second, ‘Raising the Nation: How to Build a Better Future for Our Children (and Everyone Else)’ was published in 2023.

In 2018, Paul was appointed Chair of London’s Child Obesity Taskforce by Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

In 2019 he founded just IMAGINE if… an annual innovation competition supporting entrepreneurial ideas designed to address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

In 2022 he was appointed Chancellor of the University of Reading.

Paul is Chair of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights UK, a director of the purpose led business Toast Ale, and is a Trustee of Sesame Workshop, the creators of Sesame Street. 

Paul believes that more ‘human-ness’ is needed in our economy and civil society. His starting point is by working to increase the wellbeing, welfare and rights of children.

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