Paul spent 28 years in the British Army enjoying postings around the globe from Hong Kong to Germany. Highlights included instructing in The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Bruni, Malisa and Fiji.
Having completed his military career, Paul consulted for several blue-chip companies including BP, and worked in Indonesia and the Middle East. The latter included Iraq, Jordan, Dubai, and Saudi Arabia. He also ran a diamond mine in Sierra Leone, enjoyed diverse projects in South Africa, and was part of the Akon Lighting Africa Solar Project across ten African countries. More recently, he spent 2 years in Nigeria.
Paul Joined Vallis Commodities in May 2018 to take on the role of Country Manager and moved to Egypt with his partner Polly.