Portrait of Paul Breakwell

Paul Breakwell : Partner and Chief Operating Officer

Paul heads up Oxera’s Business Support functions, as well as working with the consultancy teams to deliver the operational plans. He chairs Oxera’s Executive Committee and is a member of the Governing Board. He is an MBA, as well as a qualified accountant in both the UK and USA, with experience working with accountants, lawyers and management consultants.

After working with Deloitte and PWC in various audit and advisory roles in the UK and USA, he moved into wider business development and expansion roles. These included the opening of new offices, new product development, and merger and acquisition activity within Europe. He has expertise in a range of business areas including finance, human resources and change management, process improvement and IT, marketing and business development, as well as legal and administration.

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)