Paul has a background in industrial engineering and human resources. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and his work experience has spanned the private,public and not for profit sectors in the United Kingdom and internationally.

Paul is a Trustee and Vice Chair of The British Red Cross. He is Chair of the Remuneration Committee, member of the Movement Policy and Emblem Advisory Committees and a former member of the Finance,Risk and Audit Committee. He has also served on a working group of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Geneva.

Paul was until his retirement a Magistrate for 25 years. During his service he was Deputy Chair of his Bench, Chair of his local Advisory Committee and a member of his County Advisory committee. Additionally, Paul was a former school governor in the UK and Chair of governors and member of the management committee of a group of leading international schools.