International Development Director
Paul is International Development Director of the Aurora group of companies, reporting to CEO Andrew Johnson.
He has overall responsibility for Aurora’s hubs in South Africa and Australia, working with the hub Managing Directors in developing business for the Group with major corporate clients.
Paul is also the Commercial Director of Aurora’s IOT Division and is the lead negotiator responsible for all acquisitions for the Aurora Group.
Previously he served as owner and CEO of Deta Electrical Company for 10 years. In that role he undertook a complete re-engineering of the company, pioneering a successful rebrand and launching hundreds of new products. After a tenfold growth in the company, Paul oversaw the sale of Deta to the Arlec Group, an international company listed on the Australian stock exchange at that time, where he served for four years as Group Managing Director. Arlec had offices in the UK and France and factories in Australia, Hong Kong and China.
With 30 years of international business experience, Paul has negotiated business partnerships and major supply contracts and managed factories and businesses in the UK, Europe, South Africa, Australia and China.
Paul holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, Graduate School of Business, Johannesburg. He is married with four children.