Paul is a director of New Zealand-based Upflow Limited. He has a background in exploration and development geology, a master’s degree in geothermal energy and, a Ph.D. in geology. He is currently the Vice-President of the New Zealand Geothermal Association (NZGA) and a Board Member of the International Geothermal Association (IGA). He is the Principal Investigator of the US DoE’s Geothermal Technology Office funded project- GOOML: Geothermal Operational Optimization with Machine Learning. Paul is also a senior adjunct fellow at the University of Canterbury and a member of the New Zealand WING Global Team.