Paul Herring
Global Chief Innovation Officer


Paul joined RSM International as Global Chief Innovation Officer in September 2019. Based in Chicago, Paul leads Network-wide initiatives around digitalisation, innovation, applying technology to accelerate business strategy and integrating a transformation imperative into all areas of RSM. 

After graduating from the London School of Economics, Paul started his career with Arthur Andersen in London. He spent four years in Hungary, establishing a new office before moving to the US. While serving in several leadership roles with Andersen in Chicago during a dynamic period of growth, Paul was simultaneously studying for his MBA at Northwestern University. He then spent 15 years with Grant Thornton in Chicago and London. 

Paul is passionate about putting in place platforms, systems and organisational designs that allow RSM to achieve its full potential as a Network. A believer in the pursuit of self-actualisation, Paul considers that rather than trying to mould people for a particular role, we should help people to challenge the norms and realise their full potential.

Paul has two young daughters and two golden retrievers that keep him busy. He also keeps Koi fish and serves on the board of a charity.

Career timeline

2019 to present - RSM Global Chief Innovation Officer     
2004 to 2019 - Various roles, Grant Thornton       
Director Business Reporting, AICPA       
2002 to 2003 - Non-Executive Director - H. A. Phillips & Co.     
1984 to 2001 - Various roles, Arthur Andersen 

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Professional affiliations 

Fellow of ICAEW


MBA - Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management, Evanston, Illinois 2000 

Leading Professional Services Firms – Harvard Business School, 2012 

BSc Monetary Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science 1984