Paul is a Chartered Forester and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.He joined Sylva Foundation in 2013 from Blenheim Palace, where he managed the rural estate of 5,500ha, which included 700ha of woodland.

Paul’s professional experience encompasses forestry, farming, conservation, and rural enterprise. He has successfully applied for and delivered large cross cutting agri-environmental schemes and several woodland management plans. Through study and experience he is also a professional land manager who has worked closely with a variety of tenants and businesses to enhance the multiple benefits that come from rural and land-based businesses.

Paul is a member of the ICF’s Professional and Educational Standards Committee and is a member of the Forestry Commission’s East of England Forestry and Woodland Advisory Committee.

Paul leads Sylva Foundation’s Forestry and Land Programme, which is mainly delivered through innovative web technology in myForest and NatureBid. He also helped lead the development of the Sylva Wood Centre and manages the organisation’s finances.