Dr. Paul F. King was born in 1946 and was educated at Charterhouse, the University of Cambridge & the University of London. He worked at Tube Investments, as a lecturer at the University of Cambridge, for Raleigh Industries and for the British Shoe Corporation. In 1991 he joined Regional Railways as Commercial Director. In 1992 he was appointed as the Managing Director of Regional Railways before serving as Chairman of the North and West Shadow Train Operating Companies from 1993.