Paul has worked in the electricity industry since graduating in 1988. He joined the South Western Electricity Board in the nationalised industry, and has experienced the changes through privatisation and market separation. He remains with his original employer, now Western Power Distribution.
Paul trained as an operational engineer and experienced all aspects of distribution network maintenance, replacement and construction. In 1995 he became a Distribution Manager and was responsible for service delivery, operations and performance in a geographical patch which covered most of Devon.
In 2011 Paul left his operational roots to take up responsibility as Policy Manager for WPD. In this role he brought innovative solutions into a business as usual world whilst retaining the more traditional elements of management of standards for an electricity distribution network. In 2019 Paul’s focus moved to the new Distribution System Operator area for WPD and he is currently System Development Manager.
Paul is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.