Carbon is a leading boutique advisory firm.  Led by Alicia Seoane-Ireland, the senior leadership team is supported by a panel of Advisors, fusing deep subject matter expertise from within industry with fresh and innovative thinking from broader industry leaders.
The diversity of knowledge and expertise garnered both within the Carbon team and from our Advisory panel, reflects the breadth of thinking required in a modern, innovative executive search firm.

Paul Steggall

Paul Steggall

Advisory Partner

Paul is an Advisor of the firm, with an active involvement in guiding Carbon’s strategy and evolution, as well as providing counsel on our most senior and complex mandates.

He is the founder of Carbon, a business which he set up in 1999 to deliver senior level executive search to a select group of financial services clients.

Under Paul’s leadership the firm developed an impressive portfolio of clients, and a track record of hiring non-executive and executive leaders who have successfully shaped and defined the organisations within which they work. During his tenure, Paul worked with a range of organisations across Carbon's EMEA client base to appoint Non Executives, CEOs and functional leaders in both developed and emerging markets.

Today, Paul is a Partner at Manchester Square Partners, where he continues to pursue his passion for advising executive leaders to ensure they succeed in their roles. He is also a trustee of the National Centre of Circus Arts, an Advisor for The International Exchange, and is a regular speaker at schools across the UK on the subject of entrepreneurship.