Professor Paul Guest

Professor of Accounting and Finance



Paul Guest is a Professor in Accounting and Finance and head of the Finance and Accounting department at Surrey Business School. Prior to his appointment at Surrey, he was a Reader in Accounting and Finance at Birkbeck College London (2010-2012), a lecturer at Cranfield School of Management (2007-09) and Judge Business School (2000-07).

Paul holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, an MPhil in Economics (distinction) from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc in Economics (distinction) from the University of East London. His research interests include mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, board diversity, and the executive labour market. He has published his research in journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Economica, Accounting and Business Research, Cambridge Journal of Economics and the European Journal of Finance.

Paul is a Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research (University of Cambridge). He has acted as an independent consultant to companies on both valuation and M&A, and is external examiner for Kings College, University of London.

Research interests

Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Governance; Board Diversity; Executive Labour Market.


Management Accounting 2 (BSc)

Financial Management (MSc)


Research Associate, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.


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