Paul Kenny Whitney StraightHi. I’m Paul Kenny.

By profession I’m a Chartered Accountant, and by day I run CACI’s Retail Finance Benchmarking unit, helping the UK’s banks and building societies to make more informed decisions.

In my spare time, I’m a biographer. I’m drawn to subjects who succeeded across a broad range of endeavour. I want to record what drove them, and what gave them an unfettered approach to life.

My first book was The Man Who Supercharged Bond. It told the story of automotive, aeronautic and astronautic engineer and society portrait painter, Amherst Villiers. The late Edward, Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, who kindly wrote the foreword to the book, called it ‘an authoritative, overdue account of an extraordinary man.’ Jay Leno introduced it on his book club as ‘one of the automobile books of the year, if not the automobile book of the year.’

I’m currently working on the authorised biography of Whitney Straight, pre-war Grand Prix driver, RAF ace and post-war industrialist.

I live in Teddington, Middlesex, with my wife and whichever kids are passing through.