Founder and Executive Chairman
Paul began his financial services career in 1975 with Property Growth Assurance Company Limited.
He subsequently worked for nine years with Allied Dunbar Assurance, leaving in 1987 to launch the Alexander Beard Group business. initially as a provider of investment and insurance services to clients in the music and entertainment industry, accumulating over the years a client list including numerous world famous recording stars, record producers, TV and Radio presenters, leading perhaps inevitably in the late 90’s to professional footballers.
Since the early 90’s however, Paul led the Group’s international growth to its present position of providing a wide range of international financial services to global expatriates and international companies through its offices in the UK, Australia, France, the Netherlands and the U.S.A. as well as making 12 acquisitions (take a read of Our history).
From 2004 until 2009 Paul served as a Director and Council member of the Association of Independent Financial Advisers (A.I.F.A) as well as also having been on the Board of its predecessor I.F.A.A. for 5 yrs up until 2001.
He has both written and been regularly quoted in the trade press as well as appearing on BBC Radio 5 Live in a programme about “Life after Professional Football”. He was a speaker at the 2010 IBIS International HR Conference in Lisbon and London’s 2013 Global Mobility Summit.