Meet the team

Terry Hodgetts

Director, Centre for Executive Development

Terry Hodgetts
As a former participant on, and purchaser of executive programmes, Terry is well placed to understand the client’s needs when programmes are being conceived and designed.

Terry brings this experience to bear in consulting with clients and liaising with faculty members and the Executive Development team to ensure that every programme delivers the maximum benefit and impact.

His interests lie in bridging the gap between strategy and people, helping organisations find ways to engage their workforce to achieve strategic goals.

While his background is as a practitioner, Terry underpins his practical experience with extensive qualifications and knowledge in the areas of business and strategy, and organisational and social psychology.

As such, he is able to bring both an academically rigorous, and a practical, “real world” perspective to his design, teaching and consulting work.

Paul Butler

Executive Development Director

Paul Butler

Paul joined Aston Business School at the end of 2010 having worked as the Programmes Manager for Professional Programmes at Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick since 2006.

Whilst at WMG, Paul managed the open programmes up to and including Masters Programmes and worked with client companies to develop bespoke education interventions ranging from individual modules to full Programmes.

Throughout his career both in the engineering/manufacturing industry and in education Paul has always worked with clients to develop the capability of individuals and then by ensuring that academic learning is transferred back into the business delivering measurable added value.

A proven communicator Paul is able to see the big picture whilst also paying attention to the small details to deliver bottom line improvements.

Richard Terry

Networked Learning Director

Richard Terry, Networked Learning Director

Richard has over twenty years' experience of designing and delivering learning programmes and e-learning solutions, both as an educator and in the field of educational software development.

This experience has given him both an understanding of the technology, and an appreciation of how it can best be used in a learning context.

Drawing on this expertise and experience, Richard brings a belief in user centred design and an enthusiasm for developing creative and well crafted technological solutions that aim to meet the learning requirements of participants in a user friendly way, appropriate for the programme context.

Tanya Lomas

Events Manager

Tanya Lomas, Events Manager
Executive Development Events Managers are involved from the very first stages of programme preparation, working to coordinate client companies and facilitators to timetable programmes, then hosting delegates at the school.

Tanya who has been in this role for more than five years prides herself on the smooth running of programmes "We aim to take care of all the practicalities so the delegates only have to concentrate on learning."

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