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Paul retired from the Royal Marines in 2000 after 26 years and became the Managing Director of a small research company based in Exeter. After 3 years as a civilian he returned to his military roots and became a Military Contract Officer in the United Arab Emirates. In the UAE, Paul spent 6 years as the Chief Instructor of a team of British MCOs assisting with the training of UAE Officers.
In 2009 Paul became the Head of Security Operations for the Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA). Based in Abu Dhabi Paul’s remit included all security and crisis management related matters across the company’s global footprint. Paul has also spent 3 years as a Regional Security Officer for an oil and gas company based in the Middle East.
Paul has extensive operational and training experience gained both during his Royal Marines service and subsequently in the UAE military and the commercial sector.