Paul started his career as an auditor, swiftly moving through the ranks before becoming partner at Parnell Kerr Forster. From there Paul moved to Anglia Secure Homes PLC as Group Finance Director and Company Secretary.
He oversaw growth from £2 million to £46 million and the company established itself as the second largest specialist developer and manager of retirement housing in the UK.
In 1990, Paul took on the role of Finance Director at the Peabody Trust, London’s largest charitable provider of social housing. During his time there he grew the 140-year-old organisation from 12,000 units to over 20,000 units, then valued at £3 billion.