Paul has held a range of governance roles and his strong governance experience was recognised in been made a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.
Paul has held several Fiji Government roles (2016 – 17), including:
- Member of the National Disaster Management Council, that has the responsibility for disaster management. This Council was activated following an extremely destructive Category 5, cyclone, Tropical Cyclone Winston, struck Fiji on 20 February 2016. A 60-day national state of emergency was declared because TC Winston caused widespread devastation that impacted 62% of the Country’s total population, including 44 fatalities. Entire communities were destroyed and approximately 40,000 people required immediate assistance following the cyclone. 30,369 houses, 495 schools, and 88 health clinics and medical facilities were damaged or destroyed, causing an estimated US$2 billion in damages.
- Member, Macroeconomic Committee of the Fiji Reserve Bank of Fiji. This Committee meets six-monthly to provide an update on the Fijian economy.
- Member of the Fiji Security Advisory Committee that is comprised of the permanent Secretaries of the Ministers that comprise the National Security and Defence Council.
- Fiji Appointment to the Intergovernmental Board on Climate Services Management Services, World Meteorological Organisation.
Paul has held several New Zealand Government roles, including:
- Appointed in 2013 to National 3 Waters Steering Committee of Local Government New Zealand. This program has been established to determine the performance of drinking and wastewater assets and services and to promote best practice operational delivery of water infrastructure for all local authorities in New Zealand.
- Ministerial Review (2010 –2011). Appointed by the Minister of Defence and Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force together with a former Chief of Army and Security Expert to undertake a strategic review to improve the employment of Reserves across the New Zealand Defence Reserve Forces. The report, ‘Leveraging the Total Defence Workforce’, was published in March 2011.
- Government appointee to the Volvo Ocean Race Local Organising Committee, Auckland (2011–12)
- New Zealand Cabinet appointment to a 12-person New Zealand Government Small and Medium Business Advisory Board (2006-09). This group had the responsibility of advising the Government on the potential impact on SMEs of key policy and legislative changes. A significant range of changes were examined and reported on, including for example,changes to tax rates and work safety policies, introduction of new government online platforms and economic development initiatives.