When Paul was young, he wanted to grow up to be a game ranger. Somehow he ended up being an accountant instead and in his career working in South Africa, The United States of America and United Kingdom, he has gained exposure to best practices in the running of effective operations across a variety of industries, cultures and fields.
His interest in nature stayed with him throughout and evolved into an interest in conservation. When presented with the opportunity to work with Lessons in Conservation, he was excited by the prospect of being able to employ his skills and experience in a way that would benefit conservation initiatives.
Recognising the important role that local communities in or near protected areas have to play in the broader quest for conservation, he personally identifies with power that education has to cultivate an interest in the natural world and the pursuit of protecting it, and for this reason chose to become involved with Lessons in Conservation.