Director - Civil Nuclear Security Division / Deputy Chief Inspector (Security), Office for Nuclear Regulation
Paul is currently the Director of Security & Safeguards at the United Kingdom’s Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR). He came to ONR from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) where his last appointment was as the MoD’s Chief Security & Resilience Officer responsible for departmental policy including; Critical National Infrastructure; Security Threats & Risk Management (countering terrorism, espionage, subversion and extremism); Information Security; Nuclear Security & Emergency Planning; Physical Security & Policing and Personnel Security. In addition he had oversight and direction of certain significant security and counter intelligence activity on behalf of the Permanent Secretary and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff. He also took on the newly created role of Defence Nuclear Security Regulator, developing an internal regulatory capability and framework. Paul joined the MoD from a career in the Royal Air Force where he served in senior positions within Defence Intelligence, the Defence Cyber Operations Group and the Air Staff at MoD HQ in London.