Paul joined the Group in 1992 on the Graduate Development Scheme and has undertaken a variety of leadership positions including Regional Business Manager in the North West of England and Regional Director, Acquisition Finance across the North West & Midlands. In 2009 Paul took up the position of Divisional Director for Corporate & Structured Finance where he led a team of leveraged finance and corporate banking specialists. In 2012 he was appointed to the role of Director, Business & Private Bank with responsibility for all business banking and private banking operations within the UK.
Paul has spent a number of years in front line leadership roles and has extensive knowledge of both general banking and corporate finance having completed a range of transactions including traditional management buy-outs, private equity backed investments and corporate acquisitions.
Paul has a degree in Accounting & Financial Analysis from Newcastle University.