Paul is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Ireland as well as holding an Honours Degree in Accounting and Finance from Manchester University. He was formerly Financial Controller at Qualceram Shires Plc from 2001 to 2008. Paul played football at county level in Ireland and on the Manchester University senior football team during his education in the UK. Paul is also a founder member of Gorey Coder Dojo, mentoring children to code in Co. Wexford.