Paul is originally from the UK and after a degree in Politics spent five years studying human nature working as a croupier in casinos in London and the Bahamas. Returning to study creative advertising at the School of Communication Arts in London, Paul embarked on a creative career which saw him working as an Executive Creative Director in Auckland and across Asia for DDB NZ and in Melbourne for George Patterson Y&R.
In 2008 looking to put his learnings into practice he set up Barnes, Catmur & Friends with Daniel Barnes, and they set out to build the agency based on the effectiveness of their work. BC&F were consistently ranked the Number One Independent agency in Asia Pacific for Effectiveness.
This success bought the agency to the attention of Dentsu and in early 2016 the agency joined the DAN network where they have continued their drive for effectiveness. When not working Paul is usually fishing, dog walking, or occasionally combining the two.
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