Sir Paul is a Member of the Board of Tempur-Pedic International Inc of Kentucky ($860+Mill) and is Chairman Schroder Income Growth Fund plc ($300+Mill). He is also President of the Association of MBAs and Chairman of Teachers’ TV.
Sir Paul joined our Executive Coaching Firm in 2006.
Born in London, he studied at Trinity College, Cambridge and Wharton.
He spent the first thirteen years of his business career with Cadbury Schweppes, working initially in the Overseas Group finance department and becoming Group Deputy Finance Director in 1978 at the age of 28. He was then Managing Director of Cadbury Schweppes Kenya which had three factories and 600 employees. In 1982 he was appointed as Managing Director of Cadbury Typhoo, which had 3,000 employees and a turnover of £150 million. In 1984 he became Group Planning Director and a member of the Group Executive Committee.
In 1985 he initiated and led the £97 million buyout of the UK, Irish and French food businesses of Cadbury Schweppes to form Premier Brands. The company was very successful, winning the 1989 Grocer/IFE Award as having "the best overall performance of any British food company". Premier Brands was sold for £310 million in 1989 and he then moved into the public and political sectors.
He was Director General of the Conservative Party, from 1992 until 1995 and reduced The Party's financial overdraft by £17 million.
UK Management Education
In 1990 he gave £8 million to the University of Cambridge to found the Judge Business School. He is Immediate Past President of the Chartered Management Institute and Chairman of the Enterprise Education Trust, of the Governors of St Dunstan's College, and a VP of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
UK Charitable Board Memberships
He is Chairman of Digital Links International and the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor, Treasurer of the British Food Trust, Emeritus Trustee of The Cambridge Foundation (where he chairs the Board for the University of Cambridge's CAM Alumni Magazine) and a Member of the Finance Committee of Trinity College, Cambridge.
He is the Chairman of the Wharton Board for Europe, Middle East and Africa and the UK Chairman of the British-North American Committee.
He is a Freeman of the City of London, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and the Marketing Society, and a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute.
In 1995 the University of Cambridge made him an Honorary Doctor of Law. In 1996 he became a Knight Bachelor in recognition of his public and political service.