Our Governors’: Paul Butler
Paul is a senior manager in further education and skills.
He has a wealth of experience on all sides of the skills agenda – as commissioner and planner with the Learning & Skills Council and the national Apprenticeship Service; as provider with independent training providers and colleges; and as employer, most notably as the Crossrail strategy manager for the Tunnelling & Underground Construction Academy.
Recently, Paul has spent time as a skills consultant, assisting training organisations with their Apprenticeship strategies and operations. Paul has supported providers with preparation and guidance around Ofsted inspections and ESFA funding.
Paul has a strong background in governance, being a current Non-Exec and/or governor at a number of providers and previously sat on the governance board of a University Hospital NHS Trust.
Paul is married, with two grown-up children and is driven by the need to provide an excellent education and training experience for all, regardless of age or background.