Paul is an Applied Physics graduate from The University of Bradford and spent 28 years working at senior levels in the manufacturing industry. He was a Board Member at Ebac Limited before joining Rolls-Royce plc as General Manager of their Sunderland disc machining facility before taking up senior Procurement roles. Paul is now a Non-Executive Director of Ebac Group Limited and a Trustee of the Ebac Foundation.

After Rolls-Royce Paul became an independent consultant having trained in psychosynthesis at the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London in association with Middlesex University and qualified with an MA in Applied Psychosynthesis and a Diploma in Psychosynthesis Coaching.

As a consultant Paul has undertaken a range of highly successful assignments including cultural change programmes in the Aerospace, Financial Services and Oil and Gas sectors as well as with a number of National Charities. Paul is also a key member of the teaching faculty at the Institute of Psychosynthesis .

Paul lives in North Yorkshire and spends much of his free time walking in and around the North York Moors and the Lake District. He plays tennis enthusiastically and is a loyal supporter of Crystal Palace Football Club.