Now retired, Paul is currently Chair of the Surrey Nature Partnership, one of 48 Local Nature Partnerships in England recognised by DEFRA. It seeks to ensure that the value of our natural capital is fully recognised and that the natural environment contributes to the economy, health and well being in Surrey.

He is a trustee of The Change Foundation which uses sport and dance to change the lives of disadvantaged young people and is also Chair of Bioregional MiniMills.