Paul has represented the Christchurch City Council on the Canterbury Museum Trust Board since February 2014. He was elected as Councillor for the Hagley Ferrymead Ward in 2013. Prior to that he was the central city manager for the business association. He was one of the key leaders in the Re:START container mall initiative after the February 2011 earthquakes. Paul sits on a number of boards and committees in his capacity as an elected councillor.