Paul began his M&S career on the Head Office Finance graduate programme in 1996 and qualified as a management accountant in 2000. He held a variety of finance roles over nine years in Head Office and Retail. In 2008, he was appointed to head up finance for Retail Operations 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. 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 before taking up his current position. He was previously a Director of Marks and Spencer Pension Trust Limited.