Paul has a Diploma of Business, an 'A' class  electricians licence & is a registered "Type B" gas fitter with the Victorian Building Authority. Paul was the Bairnsdale Power Station Manager for 15 years prior to establishing Guest Energy in 2017. Paul commenced his electrical trade in 1986 with the Navy performing Operations & Maintenance roles until 1996 & then in Power Stations, before selection as a member of the Australian research expedition in Antarctica. Paul settled in Bairnsdale in 2001.