Paul is a co-owner of OnlyFromNZ. He spent the past 11 years as a Managing Consultant and Commercial Director for Maven International Ltd, focusing on the company’s export growth. He assisted in the development of Maven’s Middle East strategy and delivery of services to clients in the GCC. This included the development of two major behavioural change social marketing campaigns in the Fisheries and Aquaculture sector.
Paul has worked with multiple companies from the gaming, science, food, beverage, engineering, intelligence, banking, primary production, software, health and wellbeing sectors. He has expertise in product development, brand and value proposition development, marketing, communications, design, sales, contract negotiation, start-up and early-stage company development, government relations and export market growth.
Paul brings a commercially pragmatic and international perspective to OFNZ’s clients and partners having enjoyed a career ranging from commercial fisherman to Parliamentary administrator, freelance writer to public relations consultant, senior ad executive to start-up and early-stage operator.
He is a Director of Circa Theatre’s TACT Board, a member of Wellington’s Angel Investment Network and sits on the Wellington Culinary Events Trust which brings Visa Wellington on a Plate, Beervana and Highball to the Capital annually.
He relaxes by running around Wairarapa hills with a Vizsla called Bond, tending a small Ohariu Valley apiary, mixing ferocious martinis in his search for NZ’s finest gin and vermouth combination, and dreams of spending a year in Paris, learning how to cook properly with Le Cordon Bleu.