Paul started his career at John Lewis and then at Lidl, qualifying as an accountant before taking an MBA at Cranfield. He has excellent all-round business experience in both entrepreneurial businesses and large corporation gained in the UK and internationally. In addition to day to day operational involvement he has worked on the sale and acquisition of three businesses and carried out due diligence work on several more. In recent years he operated in the highly challenged further education sector at a time when it was having to come to terms with more rigorous commercial disciplines.
With strong financial and people management skills he is particularly adept at getting value from the finance function of businesses that are undergoing rapid change.