Paul receives his award for services to polar exploration and to business.
In a lovely twist, Paul's daughter, Jade (Year 12) also received an OAM for services to polar exploration.
Paul has been Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of property developers, Hamton since 2005. He was awarded the President's Award from the Urban Development Institute of Australia in 2016.
On 10 January 2018, Paul became the first Australian to complete the Seven Summits and the Polar Hat Trick as follows;
South Pole, 2018.
Greenland Crossing, 2017.
Denali (North America), 2013.
Vinson Massif (Antarctica), 2012.
Mount Everest, 2011.
Mount Elbrus (Europe), 2009.
Mount Kosciuszko, 2008.
Aconcagua (South America), 2008.
We congratulate Paul and Jade for their significant honours.