Security professional with three decades of practitioner experience. Paul was Director of Security for Parliament from 2013 to 2016, with responsibility for the physical, cyber and personnel security of both Houses. For the previous 26 years he was a UK government official in the national security arena. His roles included heading a precursor to the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and leading national security preparations for the London 2012 Olympics. Before joining government service, Paul lectured in behavioural science at the University of Cambridge and has written several books on the subject. He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at Imperial College London and a Senior Associate Fellow of RUSI.