After completing his articles with Ernst & Young, Paul stayed on as Corporate Audit Manager in the financial service team. Subsequently, Paul gained over 20 years of experience as a finance executive in a variety of industries - tourism (Leisureplanet), banking (Nedbank), ecommerce (CityGuideSA, where he was one of two owner-managers), vehicle finance (Liquidcapital, a subsidiary of Imperial) and wholesale (ACDC Dynamics). In addition to his expert knowledge in finance, Paul has obtained experience in operational management, marketing and business development. He has completed the Senior Management Development Programme at Nedbank, the Executive Development Programme at Imperial, and holds an MBA degree from Wits University. Paul joined Merchant West in 2017 as the Financial Director of Ariva and was appointed as Group CFO in mid-2018.