Paul is a serial entrepreneur who has had over 23 years in the software industry after an early successful career in the City and International Shipping. He was chairman and principal shareholder of Staffware plc which he built up over 12 years. It became the leading international business process software company which was successfully sold to TIBCO. In addition he chaired Financial Objects plc, a banking software company, which he successfully sold to Temenos, and is currently chairman of Brady plc, a software company specialising in commodity trading.

Paul has a number of strategic investments also in private IT companies, as well as a wide range of other business interests. He is a business graduate and Chartered Management Accountant.