Portrait of Paul Breakwell

Paul Breakwell : Partner

Paul was Oxera’s first Chief Operating Officer, serving on the Governing Board in that capacity from 2008 to 2021. In passing that baton over to the team he developed, he remains a key part of the Board, helping us to realise Shared Goals 2025 and the future sustainability of the firm.

As strategic adviser to the Board and Chair of the Partners Forum he continues to provide insight and wisdom, as well as mentoring and coaching Partners and staff across the firm. Such roles capitalise on Paul’s experience in helping us bring about transformational changes during his time as COO, alongside his extensive corporate development experience within the Big Four, a top 50 law firm, and through his MBA. He has successfully grown businesses across Europe, both through mergers and acquisitions and organically, including the launching and developing of new products and business ventures. In addition to his work at Oxera, he works with a number of charity and community projects that are close to his heart.

Paul’s leading role in setting strategy, establishing a European footprint with an international reach, growing and hiring top talent, establishing a sustainable and scalable technology infrastructure, and bringing about the professional management of an ambitious and very successful economics and finance consultancy, have prepared us well for an exciting future.

Paul speaks English.

Tel: +44 (0) 1865 253001

professional experience

  • Finance Director of Blake Lapthorn (regional law firm)

  • Senior management roles in audit, advisory and consultancy for PWC and Deloitte, UK and USA

  • Seconded to Mecca Leisure (part of Rank Organisation) as Finance Director

  • Trained as an Accountant with Deloitte in the UK and USA


  • BSc Accounting and Finance, Warwick University

  • MBA Southampton University

  • FCA (Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, England & Wales)

  • AICPA (Qualified Certified Public Accountant USA)

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