Paul Jenkins is Ashurst's global chief executive officer and is based in Sydney and London
Paul is a member of the Ashurst board and has been a partner since 2006.
Paul led the firm's global Finance Division prior to his appointment as the firm's global CEO in 2016. In late 2022, Paul was reappointed global CEO for a further four-year term.
Under Paul's leadership Ashurst has experienced significant revenue growth, with an average growth rate of more than 8% each year over the last seven years, and growth accelerating in the past three years. This significant growth has been achieved through setting a clear vision and strategic direction for the firm, disciplined implementation, and by taking an approach which differentiates Ashurst for its clients.
In his leadership positions, Paul has consistently promoted the benefits of a collaborative, innovative and diverse culture. Paul was the first law firm leader to join the Champions of Change Coalition, which works with prominent leaders from the business community to increase the representation of women in leadership roles. Paul leads the firm's global Committed to Change programme in which partners actively raise awareness of inclusion, diversity and belonging in the firm.
Paul joined the firm as a graduate and is a qualified solicitor in NSW and England and Wales, and has practised as a finance lawyer in London, Tokyo and Sydney. Paul's successful legal practice has encompassed banking, corporate finance, debt capital markets and securitisation.