Non-Executive Director / Board Advisor / Mentor



Big Business Experience


Lucas Industries

Small Business Experience

Acoustic Sensing Technologies

AD Aerospace


A highly experienced Non-Executive Director, Coach & business change specialist, who supports leaders and helps businesses improve performance and profitability.   Paul has a blend of commercial, operational and technical expertise, with which he has improved many companies, both SME’s and large international companies and, as a CEO, he has led companies from early-stage to £300m turnover.

People focused yet analytically strong, he enjoys being a catalyst for strategic change, improvement and growth.  As a coach & mentor, he supports others to do the same.  Paul has deep industrial, technical and manufacturing sector expertise and can provide both strategic and flexible hands-on support where required.


  • MSc Engineering Business Management (Distinction) – Bristol University
  • BA (Hons) Business, Marketing & Organisation Studies (2.1) – University of Lancaster
  • HNC Computer Aided Eng. (Distinction) – University of Central Lancashire
  • HNC Engineering Design (Merit) – University of Central Lancashire
  • Lucas Management Development Programme
  • PerkinElmer Advanced Leadership Institute
  • Certified NLP Coach
  • ILM 7 Coaching & Mentoring

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Turnaround & growth
  • Operational improvement
  • Lean leadership
  • New product development
  • Structural & cultural change
  • Business development
  • Project management
  • Business planning
  • Coaching & mentoring
  • Strategy development
  • Team development
  • Restructuring
  • Acquisitions

Market experience: Aerospace, Defence, Oil & Gas, Marine, Nuclear, Water, Rail, Power, Distribution, Automotive & Industrial

Private Equity experience as MD, Chairman, advisor and MBI/MBO deal development.

Experience Non-Executive and Business Advisory

SAGS Group: NED – Coaching & mentoring CEO of buy & build start-up.

Olsen Actuation: NED – High growth electrical actuation SME.

International Nuclear Services: Change Consultant – Engineering and logistics.

Createc: Business Coach – Tech SME supplying Nuclear, Security and Aerospace markets.

Carbon Air: NED – VC backed technology business – strategy review & new product development.

Chamber of Commerce: NED – supported business turnaround

MML: Non-Executive Chairman– HVAC SME, Private Equity backed.

Manufacturing Advisory Service – Ambassador.

Private Equity Acquisitions – Assessed/developed 30-40 acquisition opportunities.

Interim Roles

Pexion – Group Managing Director

Imetrum – Managing Director

Marl – Programme Director

Sellafield – Transformation Leader

Eriks – Transformation Director & General Manager

Accoustic Sensing Technologies – Managing Director

Halma Palintest – Technical Director

AD Aerospace – Managing Director

GSE TAS – General Manager

Silvertown – Restructuring Project Director

Corporate Roles

James Walker & Co. – Managing Director

PerkinElmer Q-Arc – Managing Director

BTR Silvertown – Operations Director

Lucas Automotive – Business Manager

Lucas Electronics – Programme Manager

BAe Systems – Design Engineer