Paul Thorburn

Business Development Executive

Year joined DJM:



Paul graduated with an Hons Degree in Microbiology from Swansea University in 1986. He then went on to work with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals, before taking up a role with the Welsh Development Agency in 1991, where as part of the Inward Investment Project team, he helped organisations establish a base/expand their existing presence in Wales. In 1996, Paul was appointed Tournament Director for the 1999 Rugby World Cup and remained in the world of sport, with posts at the Welsh Rugby Union and latterly, the Ospreys, before establishing his own business consultancy. Paul is an Honorary Fellow of Swansea University

Specialist Area:

Paul provides business development support for DJM, working with the property, construction and commercial/corporate teams in particular.


Paul has had a keen interest in sport, particularly rugby and now keeps fit through squash and racketball, walks, plays golf, and periodically undertakes challenges to raise money for various charities – climbed Kilmanjaro in 2010, cycled from Paris to Swansea in 2012 and kayaked around the Coast of Wales in 2013 and now planning his next venture!

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