Paul was born in Cardiff and started working in the Welsh NHS in 1983 as a national finance management trainee. In 1994 he became one of the youngest Welsh Directors of Finance at 32 years of age and up until his retirement in January 2018 he held wide variety of NHS Board posts in both Wales and England. This has including 16 years a Director of Finance, 5 years as a Chief Executive and 3 years as a Director of Strategy.
Since his retirement Paul has become a Non Executive Director in Salisbury NHS FT, has continued his work as an experienced executive coach, is the national lead trainer for the Future Focused Finance (FFF) Best Possible Value (BPV) Programme and has recently started as a tutor on the HFMA Academy Leadership and Personal Effectiveness module.
Finally in his spare time Paul supports Welsh rugby, Reading football club and still tries keep fit and active, whilst also maintaining his love for food.