With post graduate qualifications in science and business Paul has held senior research and research management positions in Australia and in New Zealand. Further to this, he has worked extensively in South East Asia providing advice to governments on sustainable development of marine resources. In previous roles, Paul was Director of the Australian Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC); Managing Director of Global Marine Resource Management Pty Ltd; Director of Australian Marine Science and Technology Ltd (AMSAT); Vice President (International and Development) and Professor of Marine Science at the Australian Maritime College; research manager SARDI Aquatic Sciences; and program leader at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (New Zealand). With more than 150 research publications, Paul continues to participate in peer review and editorial roles in marine science. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.