Paul is currently General Manager Customer and Stakeholder for Orion NZ Ltd, a local electricity distribution business. Paul’s team are responsible for Orion’s external relationships including communications, stakeholder and customer relationships, internal engagement and Orion’s sustainability strategy and actions. 

Previously, Paul spent 20 years within Spark NZ, holding several senior roles including three years as Head of South Island. With all these years of experience within the telecommunications sector, Paul has a sound appreciation for the difference infrastructure and technology can make for businesses of all sizes, and communities, especially in digital experience. Having worked in rural communities across the South Island, Paul has first-hand experience in the opportunities and challenges for those living and working regionally.

Paul has mentored in the business start-up community and is highly experienced engaging with local and central government.

As an experienced people leader Paul has a broad range of business capabilities that extend across human capital, commercial, customer management, technical leadership, sales, marketing, channel development, communications and engagement.

As an active supporter of the redevelopment of a vibrant new Christchurch, Paul has been involved in several reference groups associated with City redevelopment. He is well networked across Canterbury.

Paul has a strong engagement with his local community. He is Chairman on the Ronald McDonald House SI Trust Board and a Trustee on the Christchurch Foundation. Previously Paul had three years on the NZ Technology Industry Association Board.