Paul Butler joins ABS from Warwick Manufacturing Group

Paul Butler

28 February 2011

Aston Business School’s Centre for Executive Development (CED) has further strengthened its seven-strong team with the appointment of Paul Butler as its latest Executive Development Director.

Prior to joining Aston, Paul spent almost five years at Warwick Manufacturing Group, most recently as the WMG Professional Programmes Manager.

His role included managing the delivery of tailored and open professional programmes, developing partnerships, and working closely with senior executives to directly address their business needs. In addition, he has over 20 years’ experience of working in the education sector, in both Further and Higher Education.

In his new role Paul aspires to further build on CED’s already prestigious customer network, locally, nationally and internationally.

CED’s client list includes L’Oreal, the global leader in cosmetic and beauty products and Jacobs Engineering, one of the world’s largest providers of professional technical services. Paul explained how his challenging nature combined with his burning desire to constantly innovate and enhance on creativity encouraged him to seek new opportunities, hence this move.

“We live in an era where the corporate marketplace is fiercely competitive. There is a constant demand to do more for less. I believe my wealth of experience in this sector will add further value to CED’s existing web of corporate clients.”

He added: “The Centre for Executive Development has a mission to start with the client, to work with and partner with the key leaders to enhance the capacity of an organisation to innovate and create its future. I share CED’s core values and I believe that together we can make a real difference which can benefit us all.”

Before working at Warwick Manufacturing Group, or WMG, Paul spent three years at the University of Wolverhampton where he managed a team of 11 in his role as a senior programme manager in the Engineering faculty. Prior to this, Paul worked at the Walsall College of Arts and Technology. During his 13 years at the College, Paul held a range of posts, eventually as Head of Engineering.

Welcoming Paul, Director of the Centre for Executive Development, Cora Lynn Heimer Rathbone, said: “We are delighted to welcome Paul and his humour to the team. He brings a wealth of knowledge as a professional in executive development. Additionally, as an engineer, he is solid and pragmatic, relevant to the business needs of enterprises that form the backbone of UK PLC.”

Aston Business School, one of Europe’s leaders in business education, is in the top 1 per cent of business schools worldwide with triple accreditation from AMBA, AACSB and EQUIS. The Centre for Executive Development is integral to Aston’s vision: to be the most innovative and inspirational business school in Europe. CED’s mission is to partner clients and engaging Faculty, to co-create robust, pragmatic and relevant development programmes that raise executives’ capability to deliver incremental measureable value.

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