Paolo was born in Edgware from a military family and has lived and studied in Harrow almost his whole life, as have his children. He lives and runs a small family business in Harrow employing local people and is under St Marks at NWP Hospital for his Crohn’s disease so he has personal knowledge of the borough and its services. He previously worked for the United Nations, also British Airways and Ikea in Customer services.
Paolo is passionate about food and a published author and public speaker on the subject, so much so that he was voted Slow Food UK ‘person of the year 2019’ for his work promoting biodiversity in food and is also a registered seedsman and multiple RHS medal winner.
He has been involved in the local community organising charity and fund raising events for schools, church, Villa Scalabrini residential care home in nearby Shenley, Harrow rugby club and more recently being the first private Brit on the Ukrainian border at Dorohusk taking 23 refugees to safety and taking much needed supplies.