Paul is the principal consultant at Both Sides Now Consulting, which he founded in 2009. He has more than thirty-nine years of experience in the mining industry and has specialized in community engagement, community development, and social performance since 1997. He has successfully developed community engagement, dialogue and conflict resolution processes built on fostering trust, understanding, and cooperation.
His roles have included responsibility for working with community stakeholders at the Alumbrera project in Argentina and the Antamina, La Granja, and Tintaya projects in Peru. Between 2002 and 2007 he was Community Relations Manager for BHP’s Base Metals group, where his main focus was building the capacity of the group’s community professionals to engage effectively.
In 2008 and 2009, he held the same position for BHP globally, providing support to operations and projects in Colombia, Guatemala, Suriname, Guinea, Liberia, Burundi, Gabon and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Paul is an active member of the Social Practice Forum.