Paddy Docherty was educated at Oxford University,
where he also won a Blue for boxing and was Junior Dean
of Brasenose College. His graduate research into British
imperial history led him to the North West Frontier and
he travelled to Pakistan and Afghanistan in the winter of
2003 to research The Khyber Pass, his first book.
Born in Scotland and raised in Gloucestershire in the
west of England, Paddy has also lived in Africa, the
Middle East and Central Europe. He has been a ranch
hand, chef, oil & gas consultant, internet entrepreneur,
shipbroker and investment banker.
Previously at PricewaterhouseCoopers corporate finance
and latterly a director of the oil & gas investment
banking boutique Global Union, he has wide interests in
business and natural resource politics throughout the
Paddy is currently Chief Executive of Phoenix Africa
Development Company, dedicated to building
development businesses in post-conflict countries in
Africa. He is also developing a TV series with Tigress
Productions: Paddy’s Bank will follow the story of
building a Phoenix Africa business, a microfinance bank
in Southern Sudan. To view the taster for the series,
please click here.