Paul has been a trustee since 2012 and chairman since early 2015. He retired from teaching in 2011 and, previous to teaching, worked for British Telecom for thirty four years. He still invigilates for exams at Carisbrooke College. During his BT career he also owned and ran a hotel in Shanklin for eight years.
Paul used to be a keen squash player (he played for over forty years) and organised and ran a squash league for the Council. He has also been playing badminton for over 25 years and plays twice a week.