Paul began his M&S career on the Finance graduate programme in 1996 and qualified as a management accountant in 2000. He held a variety of finance roles over nine years in the support centre and Retail. In 2008, he was appointed to Head of Retail Operations and Finance in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Paul was appointed to Director of Group Financial Control in January 2011 where he was responsible for all aspects of financial accounting & reporting and commercial finance. During this time Paul was also a Director of Marks and Spencer Pension Trust Limited.
Between July 2014 and April 2015 Paul was appointed Interim CFO taking responsibility for Finance, IT, Property and Logistics. Following this, Paul was former CEO Marc Bolland's Executive Assistant until May 2016.
Paul joined the Operating Committee in May 2016 when he was appointed to his current position as International Director and became Chair of the M&S Inclusion Group in April 2018.