Paul Kelly

Programme: Master of Finance 2014

Country: Australia


Paul Kelly is a dual Australian and European Union citizen. Prior to the MFin, he completed dual Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Commerce degrees from The University of Queensland, in 2008, before undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree in 2009. He was admitted to the Dean’s Honour Roll for High Achievement. Paul is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant, member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers and member of the Oxford and Cambridge Club in London.

Paul has spent over six years working in financial services, management consulting and the university sector. He joined PwC in 2010 where he focused on delivering strategy and financial consulting services to the Australian banking, mining, utilities, health and government industries. 

Following his completion of the Master of Finance, Paul joined HSBC’s strategy team in London as a Senior Business Consultant.

Paul was attracted to Cambridge Judge Business School and the Cambridge MFin for three key reasons. First, to achieve a long-term goal of reading a degree in Cambridge and becoming part of the Cambridge collegiate community. Second, to develop advanced financial and leadership skills to empower his career progression and third, to make a transition from the Australian to the UK financial services industry by obtaining a professional role in London.

Paul found the MFin year to be a highly rewarding and once in a lifetime experience, leaving with advanced financial and leadership skills, a strong UK financial services network and fond memories of an exceptional year in Cambridge.