Paul was born, raised and educated in Birmingham. Paul brings 40 years of NHS experience, nearly 20 of which were as a Chief Officer or Chief Executive. He has led a wide range of NHS organisations, as well as being recognised both regionally and nationally for his work. This has included: perinatal services; critical care; renal and transplantation services; services for older people; and chairing a number of clinical networks and task groups to deliver improved services. Paul was made a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health by Distinction in 2010.
In 2019, Paul also took on the role as System Lead for Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP).