Mr Arnold was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive of ERA in June 2017.

Mr Arnold was appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive of ERA in June 2017, since his appointment, he has implemented the planning and execution of the Ranger Mine Closure Plan, overseen the successful completion of a $476 million capital raising in early 2020 to ensure the mine rehabilitation programme at Ranger is fully funded and led a business and cultural transformation programme delivering substantial value and productivity improvements.

Mr Arnold brings extensive experience to ERA gained over more than 30 years in the resources sector working in operations, commercial, and major project development roles with Rio Tinto and BHP, in coal, bauxite, alumina and uranium. 

Paul was a Director of the Queensland Resources Council for over 5 years and as past Chair of the Indigenous Affairs Committee established the annual Queensland Resources Council Indigenous Awards in 2014.