Hello, I’m Paul Cleal. I am an advisor and non-executive board member in a diverse range of organisations developing and implementing strategy and leading change (you can learn more about my portfolio on the Current Work page). I am also a mentor to a number of talented young individuals.
I bring a wealth of experience gained from 30 years working in both private and public sectors. For sixteen years I was a partner in PwC, the world’s largest professional services firm, during which I held a range of leadership positions including main boards of UK and Africa practices. I have grown successful businesses within PwC, helped numerous clients achieve their goals through my work in corporate finance and consulting and led the Human Resources function through a period of substantial change.
Recently I was made an OBE in the 2020 New Year honours list for my work in promoting diversity and inclusion. I also have an MBA from London Business School. From time to time I write on leadership and other issues in my Blog. You can also see some recent highlights. The diversity of these roles reflects my passions and interests which include:
- education, diversity and social mobility,
- Africa and its diaspora here in the UK,
- sport and
For more details about me see my profile on linked in or watch the appreciation video that my team did for me before I left PwC London to move to Africa back in 2015.
Do get in touch if you have comments on anything I’ve published or if you would just like to discuss.
Paul Mukala Monekosso Cleal