Paul Mills is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) at Bristol-based Shaw & Co. He is a member of the Senior Management Team and provides support to one of the largest corporate finance advisory teams in the South West. Below he provides a summary of his career, his current role and what he does in his spare time.

I joined Shaw & Co in 2019 having spent the previous 15 years in senior marketing roles at DAS UK Group, KPMG, Grant Thornton, Shoosmiths and Johnson & Johnson Medical. I am a commercially focused marketing professional with extensive experience in marketing transformation at a national and international level.

After a successful career as an analytical chemist, I started my marketing career at Ford Motor Company as part of my university placement year. I led a team to develop ‘ambient mood lighting’ as a future vehicle proposition that subsequently went into production.

After graduating from Aston University with a marketing degree, I joined Johnson & Johnson medical where I supported the UK introduction of medical devices into the NHS for minimal invasive cardiothoracic surgery.

I then went on to a variety of senior marketing roles in professional services firms which included the National Head of Marketing for the government sponsored ‘GrowthAccelerator’ service delivered by Grant Thornton. More recently, I was appointed Head of Marketing for DAS UK Group where I led the transformation of its marketing capability which led to multiple industry awards.

At Shaw & Co, I am part of the senior management team leading the development of the marketing strategy and delivery of programmes for our clients. I am also responsible for brand development and enhancing our overall marketing capability across all channels.

When I’m not at Shaw & Co, I enjoy the great outdoors. Any spare time is typically spent walking, cycling or photographing new and interesting places. I am a complete petrol head and I’m happy to admit that I have an unhealthy obsession for car detailing. As a 70’s child, I grew up with a love for electronic and synthesised music and I have a passion for following world-class DJ’s around the UK and Europe.