Change in leadership and new growth strategy


October 2022

We’re delighted to announce details of our new CEO, Paul Pugh – he moves from Head of Consulting, signalling a strategic management and governance change for our business.

With immediate effect, Paul will be responsible for the running of the business and oversee operations. He joined us in 2016 from KPMG and has been responsible for implementing and advising on IT service improvement strategies, IT transformation and providing leadership to the management team.

Paul says:

“Mason Advisory is a high performing, well-respected, ambitious company and I’m delighted to be taking on the role of CEO, leading us into our next phase of growth and building on recent successes. We have a clear strategy for the business – to double turnover in the next two to three years through organic growth, continuing to build the client brand and develop the team, growing our client base, and strengthening our service offering.

“I’m looking forward to working closely with our customers, colleagues and partners and I’m confident we can achieve our goals and maintain our reputation as a leading player in the digital & technology advisory market.”

Current CEO and founder, Steve Watmough will move into an Executive Chair role, supporting Paul to grow and develop the business. While Steve will continue to support Paul in the day to day running of the business, he will also focus on external initiatives such as his roles as vice president of the MCA (Management Consultancies Association) and chair of the MCA SME committee. He is also a Trustee of Child Poverty Action Group and a member of the Cabinet Office SME panel.

Steve says:

I am delighted that Paul is taking on the CEO role – he has a wealth of experience following his 17 years in the industry, and knows our business inside out, having been an integral member of our team for the last six years. He has assisted in the growth of the business in that time and has a proven track record in the consulting industry, developing talent and providing guidance and solutions for clients. This is a natural progression for Mason Advisory and part of our long-term strategy, reflecting the ever-changing business landscape. It’s important to continue to evolve the business to meet the changing requirements of our clients and staff and I know the whole team joins me in wishing him every success at the helm of Mason Advisory.