Paul is originally from country New South Wales and grew up on the land, working on a horse stud, which he feels has been a good grounding for his business in construction. Paul arrived on the Gold Coast in 1988 and started his mobile crane business shortly after. He has supported local sporting clubs by providing coaching and through sponsorship and assisted community group projects, including Bravehearts, in constructing new premises.

Paul enjoys outdoor activities including surfing, fishing, running, keeping fit and recently participated in the Gold Coast Marathon.