Paul started his offshore career operating tugs and barges on the East coast of Africa. Repatriating to the UK he joined the chartering department of semi-submersible and deck cargo barge owners Anchor Marine Transportation Ltd, rising to the position of Commercial Director, where he successfully traded barges globally with contracts across six continents.
Following a brief sabbatical in the public sector Paul re-entered the offshore industry by joining MARINT where he works with the Towage, Salvage & Offshore departments. Paul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and has an MBA in Shipping & Logistics. He has also lectured about Chartering Practices at the Lloyds Maritime Academy. In his spare time Paul plays a mean game of rugby.