Paul is Chief Executive Officer of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC). Paul is well known and respected in business and in the accounting profession worldwide. Following an entrepreneurial career in the software industry, Paul operated as a non‐executive chairman and director for companies in a variety of sectors until taking over this post. Formerly a Director of the UK Financial Reporting Council; member of the City Takeover Panel; and President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). His high profile work on sustainability matters has included chairing The Prince’s Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) Executive Board and the FEE Sustainability Group.