Paul studied at the Royal College of Music in London and was a finalist in the London Philharmonic Orchestra Conducting Competition. As a symphonic conductor, he worked with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Birmingham Sinfonia and the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
He has a wealth of experience in musical theatre as the musical director and musical supervisor for many West End shows including the original productions of Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, The Producers (with Nathan Lane), The Phantom of the Opera and Mary Poppins. He was musical director for Elaine Paige in The King & I at the London Palladium and Disney’s worldwide musical supervisor for the Broadway production of Disney's Beauty & The Beast in Argentina, South Africa, Brazil, South Korea and the UK.
Paul has a first-class honours master’s degree in arts management and has held senior management positions in both the commercial and not-for-profit arts sectors in New Zealand and overseas. He joined Showbiz Christchurch in January 2020 as General Manager.