George Paulson is responsible for Eurocontrol's air traffic management programme.
Prior to joining Eurocontrol in August 1998, he held a number of senior management positions in the UK's National Air Traffic Services, including deputy director, operational research division, director of planning analysis and director of international coordination.
This period included leading the development of NATS' first medium / long-term operational strategy.
Paulson began his career working on airport development projects, following postgraduate research in aviation at university.
He moved to the UK Civil Aviation Authority in 1972, becoming head of the section responsible for runway and sector capacity assessment. Between 1980 and 1982, he was seconded to the Air Transport Bureau, ICAO Montreal.