The rise and rise of Paul Gillies?

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  • JWB
    JWB

    THE RISE AND RISE OF PAUL GILLIES?

    Here are a view details about the 57-year-old Paul Stuart Gillies.

    2011: Appointed as a director of International Bible Students Association (IBSA) on 2 November having resigned as a director of Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Britain on the same day

    2011: Listed as a trustee of The European Association of Jehovah's Christian Witnesses (EAJW)

    2010: Represented EAJW as press officer at a "Supplementary Human Dimension" meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held in Vienna on 9-10 December; the theme of the meeting was "Freedom of Religion or Belief"

    2008: Represented EAJW as press officer at the OSCE "Human Dimension Implementation Meeting" held in Warsaw between 29 of September and 10 October

    2007: Appointed as a director of WTSB on 3 September

    2004: Represented EAJW at a meeting of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) held in Brussels on 13-14 September

    2001: On 8 October, The Guardian newspaper quotes Paul Gillies as saying: "We do not have hostile attitudes to governing bodies and if we are making representations on issues to the UN we will do so."

    1999: BBC News reports on 7 September in an article that he, acting as press officer for "Watchtower in the UK", had said: "People can take whatever medical treatment they like. If they decide to take a blood transfusion they have decided they don't want to be a Jehovah's Witness any more."

    1999: Appointed as a director of The Kingdom Hall Trust (TKHT) on 12 November

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    Where is Mr Gillies headed next? Could we being seeing him in a few years time moving to America to take up a position as a member of the GB? If and when and he gets the heavenly call, it certainly would be the ultimate accolade in a very busy career.

    Any extra bits of information about Paul would be very welcome.
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    IBSA charity number: 216647; company number: 136726
    TKHT charity number: 275946; company number: 355443
    WTSB charity number: 1077961; company number: 3858051
    EAJW charity number: 1085157

    * Sources

    wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk
    www.charity-commission.gov.uk
    www.osce.org

    news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/552606.stm
    www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2001/oct/08/religion.world

  • cofty
    cofty

    He comes from Haddington in East Lothian Scotland, he has a brother called Gordon who is totally different from Paul. Gordon has a sense of humour, or at least he did when I last spoke to him. I had a long chat with Gordon when I was an elder with doubts about 15 years ago.

    Paul always seemed pompous.

  • designs
    designs

    I remember seeing his name appear as a Watchtower Representative before the UN NGO Geneva Conferences.

  • Sapphy
    Sapphy

    Paul Gillies is seen as a 'safe pair of hands'. An organisation man through and through.

  • outsmartthesystem
    outsmartthesystem

    Ya know....it is crap like that that makes me wonder if GB members ever have a sit down discussion with certain individuals (like Mr. Gillies) and say...."boy oh boy.....if ONLY you were one of the annointed! There would sure be a spot on our GB for you!" And then suddenly.....he begins partaking!

  • Bangalore
    Bangalore

    Bangalore

  • Roski
    Roski

    If this brother's wife is named Judith ( assuming this is the correct Judith) then as the saying goes - behind every successful man.....

  • The Searcher
    The Searcher

    I took the opportunity to record my (anonymous) telephone call to London Bethel when I requested an explanation as to why the Organization was consorting with the OSCE. It was an eye-opener to hear Paul Gillies wriggling and squirming like a politician, trying to avoid answering the question directly.

    The upshot was, that when I revealed his evasive answers to my own Witness sister, she cut me off and has not spoken to me for about a year. The truth hurts - and when more truths are revealed, a helluva lot of brothers and sisters are going to be in a state of shock.

    Just a little addition; at a recent D/C Paul Gillies described the July 15th 2013 Watchtower as "a landmark edition". I agree 100% with his conclusion, but for very different reasons!

  • tim hooper
    tim hooper

    Paul Gillies himself being interviewed on BBC news re blood:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFtSiojoi-g

    What a wet weekend he is.

  • frogonmytoe
    frogonmytoe

    His Mum and Dad were in my old congregation, although I never met him, he was brought up in conversation enough to make me feel as though I had.

    If what is said here about him and his brother I can confirm he must take after his mother, whilst Gordon is probably more his father's son.

    Dour is not the word....

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