Paul Nowak (born May 1972) is a British trade union official.
Born in Bebington on the Wirral, Nowak started work at Asda at the age of seventeen, and immediately joined a union. He became Vice President of the Wirral Trades Union Council at the age of nineteen – the youngest person ever to hold the post.
Taking posts in a variety of unions, Nowak has been an activist in the Communication Workers Union, GMB Union and Unison. In 1998, he was active in the Banking Insurance and Finance Union, when was one of the first students at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Organising Academy.
Nowak later worked for the TUC, as regional secretary of the Northern TUC, and then as head of its organising department. He also served on the board of Acas. In February 2013, he was appointed joint Assistant General Secretary of the TUC, and in February 2016, he was promoted to become Deputy General Secretary.