Paul Romano is a graduate of the University of Glasgow (Master of Arts and Bachelor of Laws); the Open University (Bachelor of Arts in Management Science) and the University of Aberdeen (Bachelor of Theology). He was for many years a solicitor and was latterly the Head of Litigation & Licensing for Glasgow City Council. After Ordination, and whilst still an employee of the Council, he was appointed as one of the Chaplains and also served as a Non-Stipendiary Assistant Priest at St Margaret's Episcopal Church in Newlands, Glasgow. After retiring from local government service in 2011 he was appointed as Rector of St Ninian's in September 2011 in a full time stipendiary capacity.He has been active in the affairs of the Church at national level for many years having been the Legal Assessor to the General Synod for 12 years, a member of the Committee on Canons for 10 years, and will become its Chair in 2013, and is currently Chair of the Preliminary Proceedings Committee of the Clergy Discipline Tribunal. He is an Executive member of Glasgow Churches Together and a Director of the Citizens Advice Bureau. His research interests include liturgical theology; ecclesiology and the Scottish Reformation.