Born 1960 in Warrington, England. He has a degree in Civil Engineering from Liverpool University and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
After 2 years working as civil engineer Paul changed to finance and worked for 5 years with STC Telecommunications. Since 1988 Paul has worked within the BASF Group. In UK with BASF PLC, in Germany as a divisional controller at BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, in Belgium as Finance Director with BASF Antwerpen NV, and as Finance Director at Wintershall AG, Germany. Wintershall is the Oil & Gas subsidiary of BASF AG.
He was the Finance Director of Nord Stream AG since the projects inception in 2006 and since January 2016 he is Chief Financial Officer with Nord Stream 2 AG. Paul is married, with 3 boys.