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Phoenix Africa Development Company
Paddy has two degrees in history from Oxford University, where he also won a Blue for boxing and was Junior Dean of Brasenose College. He was in the oil & gas corporate finance team at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, before joining the boutique investment bank Global Union (based in Bahrain) as a Director. His work in this role included extensive business development in Africa. After leaving the Middle East, Paddy returned to PricewaterhouseCoopers to take up a role as Manager of the regional CEE & CIS energy corporate finance team, based in Prague; he left this position in the autumn of 2009 to establish Phoenix Africa. Paddy was on the UK board of Millennium Promise 2010-2015 and was a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Fragile States 2012-14. He is currently also Chairman of Lion Mountains, the first Phoenix Africa business, and a Member of the Private Sector Mechanism for the Committee on World Food Security at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation.