Paul joined the Board of Exeter City in January 2006 after authoring and delivering the Club’s ‘V10’ strategy and plan for restructure and growth. He watched his first match as a supporter of the Club in 1973.
Paul was born and grew up in Exeter and, after University, began his career at Barclays PLC in 1988. He joined the Barclays UK Retail Board in 2002 and, in 2003, took up the position of UK Commercial & Marketing Director for the £3bn revenue Personal Customers business. In this role, Paul led the team accountable for the full P&L, customer and product proposition and marketing activities for Barclays Group’s 12 million personal customers.
Having left Barclays in 2005 Paul established an independent Management Consultancy operating in industries from public to professional services, leisure to engineering, financial services to sport, and retail to IT, alongside which in 2008 Paul became a founder, shareholder and director of the Succession Group of companies.
Paul holds several non-Executive directorships and consulting appointments in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, where he specialises in people and culture development, business acquisition, commercial performance and growth, turnaround, strategy, marketing, finance and leadership.
He holds past and present responsibilities as an international Conference and Business School speaker, University Associate Director, UK Industry and Sports advisor, Commercial Proposal Reviewer for the UK Government’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Advisory Board member of the Devon Education Business Partnership, Independent School Governor, and undertakes Trustee and Executive leadership roles with local and national charity bodies. Paul holds the Football Association coaching badge, and acts as a business and personal mentor worldwide.