Paul is a communications expert who has also been one of the key figures in developing the UK’s tech startup sector.
He co-founded several international innovation programmes, and advised the Deputy Prime Minister’s office on the development and launch of Tech North. He has significant experience in government relations, as a managing director in the Government of Dubai, and as part the management team at Hyperloop One.
Paul started his career in the media, spending 16 years as a copywriter, editor and executive producer in both commercial radio and the BBC, as an award-winning author, and as a columnist for The Guardian. Amongst his other interests, he is now an advisory partner for Tech Nation’s visa programme and advises DCMS on regional development in the technology sector.