He then led a multi-national team for the newly formed Thales Naval Limited winning the competition for the design of the Future Aircraft Carrier (CVF). He joined QinetiQ at the beginning of 2004 as the Director of Naval Programmes responsible for setting strategy across the Naval Domain and acting as a catalyst to transform the business to a successful international industrial partner.
He was a founder member of the Government’s FORESIGHT Defence Systems and Aerospace Panel, and led the work on the National Defence Industry Technology Strategy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering as well as a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and twice been a member of Council.
His interests include sailing, walking, skiing, music, theatre and travel, his wife is a solicitor/artist, they have three boys.
Research Group: Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
Research interests include: Novel design concepts, Marine vehicles as nodes in a networked environment and Maritime systems in a Carbon Neutral economy.
Paul is the leader across five Universities of the EPSRC & Industry co-funded project into “Low Carbon Shipping”.