Paul joined Validus in April 2013 following the LDC-backed MBO.

Throughout his executive career Paul held senior positions in several large organisations, for many years as finance director before moving to general management. He started his portfolio career in 2007 and since then has been chairman or non executive director at many listed, private equity backed and early stage businesses. He is currently a non executive director of Playtech plc (a listed software business) and Charles Taylor plc (a listed insurance services business), chairman of Roberts Jackson (a private equity backed legal business) and Kintell limited (a healthcare technology start up).

A chartered accountant by profession, Paul holds a BA (Hons) Degree 1st Class in Mathematics from Trinity College, Cambridge and a Diploma in German from the Open University.