Paul was appointed as Managing Director of the National Nuclear Laboratory on 1 January 2011.
Paul began his career with an 11 year spell working for the BNFL Group, in a variety of roles within the Research and Technology area, culminating is his being appointed as Programme Director for Advanced Reactors and Head of Group Science and Skills Strategy. He left BNFL to be the co-founder of the Dalton Nuclear Institute at The University of Manchester, prior to joining NNL in 2009.
A Technology Director with a track record of establishing and delivering multi-million pound nuclear energy programmes, Paul has a wide understanding and appreciation of the varied drivers in the academic and business worlds. Paul has run large groups and extensive portfolios in both environments and engaged with senior stakeholders across Government, academia and industry. He has a strong knowledge of the research affairs of national and international nuclear organisations.