Paul Jones Director LUMEC

Paul holds an Honours Degree in Economics from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, and has over 11 years’ experience as a development economist. In the past decade, Paul has been part of numerous multidisciplinary project teams and been involved in high-level projects such as the KZN Provincial Growth and Development Strategy and Plan, the KZN Investment Strategy, the East3Route Investment Opportunities Study, and District Investment Promotion and Facilitation Strategies for Amajuba, uThungulu, and uThukela. Paul was the lead researcher on numerous projects including the KZN Integrated Maritime Industry Development Strategy, the eThekwini Recycling Value Chain Analysis, and most recently, developed the Durban Investment Promotion Strategy. Through is work, Paul has gained invaluable expertise in the areas of research, strategic planning, urban development, economic and value chain analysis, policy and strategy development, stakeholder engagement and facilitation, socio-economic impact assessments, and property market analysis.