Banker, soldier, sailor, author and father, are just some of Paul’s roles. A New Zealand native, Paul is a former officer in the New Zealand Army, and has had military deployments to Syria/Lebanon and East Timor. He has also served with the Australian Special Forces.
He has worked across Southern and Eastern Africa when working for the United Nations in 1991-1992. Currently Managing Director of Cranleigh, he enjoys an international career in infrastructure advisory and merchant banking across New Zealand, Australia and England.
Paul has been involved in a number of sailing expeditions, including project adviser and sailor on both the Borobudur Ship Expedition 2003/04, a reconstructed 700AD century ship, and the Phoenician Ship Expedition, 2008/2012, a reconstructed 600BC ship. He has also kayaked the Zambesi River.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron. Paul was a member of the 2011/12 organising committee for the Volvo Ocean Race, Auckland stopover.