Paul is Chief Executive of Real Estate Investors plc, the Birmingham based AIM listed property investment REIT. Paul is also non-executive Chairman of Bond Wolfe (founded in 1983) and formerly non-executive Chairman of CP Bigwood Chartered Surveyors.

 

Paul served as President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and was formerly the Regional Chairman & Strategy Advisor to Coutts Bank (West Midlands) and former Director of the Birmingham Hippodrome.

 

Paul was appointed High Sheriff for the County of West Midlands in 2009. Paul has received Honorary Doctorates from both Birmingham City and Aston University. In 2010, he was awarded a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours List in recognition of his services to business and the community in the West Midlands.

 

Paul continues to support the community via the Bond Wolfe Charitable Trust, with the primary focus being to raise funds for worthy causes, regardless of cast, colour, creed, age, sex, religion or disability.

 

In 2017, Paul founded the Sandwell Valley School, providing education and training programmes for vulnerable young people. The school has proved an enormous success with over 110 children ranging from Year 8 through to Sixth Form. Pupils have experienced significant challenges throughout their formal education or have experienced significant trauma, and some have never been in a formal education environment.

 

Appointed in 2008.