Paul is Head of Strategy, Finance and Corporate Services at York Museums trust. Previously, he was Chief Finance and Governance Officer at Natural England where he worked since 2007. Paul is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Directors. He has spent over 20 years working in the private sector, firstly with Ernst and Young where he worked on banking and airlines and market deregulation in the UK and overseas. He went on to roles as a financial controller and finance director of many business units with Powergen. Before joining Natural England, he was chief financial and systems officer at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport, which involved leading on significant infrastructure investment and commercial negotiations with bus and train operators.