Paul was appointed Director, Research & Technology in February 2016. In this role, Paul is accountable for the company’s global investment in R&T, as well as promoting innovation and helping the group set its business direction in view of market and technology trends. Paul is also actively engaged in talent development for the company, ensuring that specialist engineering talent is promoted and sustained.
Prior to this appointment Paul was Chief Scientific Officer, the role he assumed when he joined the company in 2010.
In his previous career, Paul became the Director General, Science and Technology at the Ministry of Defence in 2006, responsible for the technical direction, prioritisation and out-sourcing of the UK’s £500m annual investment in Defence S&T.
In 1996 he was appointed Managing Director Roke Manor Research, at that time owned by Siemens. It’s most famous commercially successful innovation is ‘Hawk-Eye’, the ball sports tracking system used for line call verification in tennis. In 2003 Paul was appointed to the Siemens UK Executive Management Board leading technology and contributing to business strategy.
Paul started his career at Philips Research Laboratories in Redhill, Surrey developing technology and systems engineering techniques for early generation analogue cellular phone systems, then moving into the development of military communications systems and then progressing into business development roles.
Paul graduated in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from King’s College London in 1978. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
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