Elected to the board in 2018, Paul has been a keen athlete for most of his life, and continues to compete on the track in middle distance events, and on the road in distances up to the marathon. Paul is the current holder of the Canterbury record for 45-50 year old 800m.
Currently based in Christchurch, Paul has been extensively involved in the International Track & Field Trust running International athletics events including the International Track Meet, the Big Shot, and a variety of street races and urban athletics events attracting both international and developing athletes. He is also involved in athletics administration at club, school and regional levels and has a daughter also involved in athletics.
With a Master of Commerce degree and a career in private equity, Paul has a strong financial background and 25 years of commercial and strategic experience in New Zealand and around the world. He has considerable experience working on and advising governing bodies, and has been involved with establishing, reviewing, and re-structuring governance and business models in both large and small organisations.
Paul is passionate about the sport of athletics and driven to see the sport grow participation and improve the quality and value of services it is able to deliver to participants.