After receiving certification as a Chartered Accountant in London, Paul continued with Coopers & Lybrand in Switzerland and in Italy. He subsequently spent 14 years in industry, notably with Trinova Corp., a leader in hydraulic power products now part of Eaton Corp, and as CFO with Materials Research Corporation, a semiconductor materials group owned by Sony Corporation.
For the last 15 years Paul has practiced as an Interim International Finance Director, Consultant and Project Manager. His clients have included international groups such as Equant (France Telecom), Rexam, GKN, United Technologies and Cochlear, as well as private equity, in sectors as varied as telecommunications, plastic packaging, industrial equipment, automotive, aerospace and medical devices. Interim assignments have involved companies undergoing major change, restructuring and performance improvement. He has also participated in selling companies, closure of facilities and several post-acquisition integration projects. He speaks French, Italian and German and has worked in many European countries, Canada and the USA.