Sir Paul Kenny
GMB (Britain’s General Union)
Sir Paul is General Secretary Emeritus for GMB, Britain’s general union. Under his leadership, from 2006 through 2015, GMB steadily increased its membership, won victories in workplace rights and led the fight to protect thousands of workers who were blacklisted by construction employers. GMB also has been at the forefront of tackling social injustices across Britain. These victories earned him knighthood by Queen Elizabeth II earlier this year.