When Freddie Williams retired Paul Hinks became member of the crew of officials in the PDC.
Hinks started his career as chalker of local matches and later was the caller of the county Yorkshire. There he met Dennis Priestley, who engaged him for his exhibitions and who advised him to apply to the PDC.
In 2004 he got his first chance and called a match on stage during the World Matchplay.
The PDC after that took him on. Beside his job for the PDC Hinks still works as Master of Ceremonies in exhibitions.
Hinks is borne 1956; he is married and has three children. The family still lives in Yorkshire.
Hinks nickname is "Leighton".