Paul runs the SRC office in downtown Calgary which opened in November 2013. Paul focuses upon building and developing applied research opportunities with leading energy players and associations, in addition to working with SME’s and the venture capital / private equity community in the selective support of new technology development. Paul is also on the board of Global Chamber Calgary, the British Canadian Business Association (Alberta Chapter) and is an alumnus member of the Calgary Consular Corps.
Prior to joining SRC, Paul Paynter was National Marketing Manager for the Energy sector across Canada at KPMG. Previously at Calgary Economic Development, Paul developed trade and inward investment opportunities for Calgary companies in the energy sector, leading on a number of groundbreaking initiatives including trade and investment missions to China, Colombia and Australia.
A Calgary resident since 2005, Paul was Director for UK Trade and Investment’s Calgary office, since grown to Consular status. A dual Canadian/UK citizen and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors, Paul holds a Master of Arts in PPE (Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Oxford University, and a Marketing Diploma from the UK’s Institute of Marketing.