Paul Williams (health service manager)
He was born in Wales, and joined the NHS as a clerk at the Welsh Hospital Board in 1966. Later in his career he became, successively, Assistant District General Manager of Mid Glamorgan Health Authority, Chief Executive of Bridgend NHS Trust (1993–99),  Chief Executive of Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, and Chief Executive of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board. He was Chair of NHS Staff College Wales, 1995-2001. He was seconded as Chief Executive of NHS Wales for a two-year period starting in January 2009.
In April 2013, it was announced by Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones that Williams would chair a new Commission on Public Service Governance and Delivery, to make recommendations on a fundamental review of local government organisation in Wales. The Commission reported in January 2014.
He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2000 for services to the NHS in Wales, was UK president of the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) from 2002–05, and was High Sheriff for the County of South Glamorgan in 2007/08. He was appointed as Chancellor of the Order of St John, Priory for Wales, in April 2011. He was knighted in the 2011 Birthday Honours.
- Paul Williams at Debretts
- New Chancellor for St John Wales Announced, 6 April 2011
- The Welsh NHS Confederation: Paul Williams
- BBC News, Local councils in Wales could be cut after review, 19 April 2013. Retrieved 19 April 2013
- BBC News, Williams Commission report calls for fewer councils, 20 January 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2014
- The London Gazette: . 11 June 2011.
- Queen's Birthday Honours List, The Guardian, 11 June 2011