Paul Harris founded Rand Consolidated Investments with three friends in 1985 and merged with Rand Merchant Bank started by Mr Johann Rupert. Paul moved to Australia for five years and set up RMB and then returned to South Africa in 1990 to became CEO of the Bank. In 1998 RMB and FNB, together with several other financial companies, merged to form Firstrand and Paul became CEO of the banking group and group CEO in 2006 before his retirement in 2010. While at RMB he oversaw the development of several private game reserves including Ingwelala, Mabula, Welgevonden and Thorny Bush. He was also a founder shareholder of the safari company Great Plains with lodges in Botswana, Kenya and Zimbabwe. He served on the board of Cricket South Africa and is on the board of the Sunshine Tour. His other business interests include Rain, the data network, Ellerman House and Everard Read Gallery. He is a passionate conservationist and is delighted to be associated with The Boucher Legacy.