Paul is the first Australian to have climbed the Seven Summits (including Everest in 2011) and complete the Polar Hat Trick (North Pole, Greenland Crossing and South Pole), including being a member of the first all-Australian team to establish a new route from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole unsupported and unassisted, along with teenage daughter Jade Hameister. He has been a member of four expeditions sponsored by the Australian Geographic Society, including most recently, a 1,000km expedition through an unexplored region of the Amazon jungle in June 2018. Some of these expeditions have been captured in documentaries aired on Discovery Channel and National Geographic Channel globally.
Paul’s main business interest is as Executive Chairman of the private property development business Hamton, which he co-founded in 2005. Hamton has over $3.5 billion of completed or current projects in Melbourne’s inner and middle ring suburbs.
Paul has been a long-term sponsor of SCAI and our projects in Nepal. He has numerous not-for-profit activities. He was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 2019 for service to exploration and business.