Leading assurance provider LRQA [LR] is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Butcher as Managing Director, LRQA Management Systems & Inspection Services. Based in Birmingham, UK, Paul brings with him over 30 years of leadership experience in global professional services businesses. After graduating from Southampton University, Paul held a number of leadership roles in the assurance, IT services and telecommunications sectors, including positions with SAI Global, Marconi, Ericsson and Damovo.
Alastair Marsh, CEO LRQA said, “Paul’s international experience and contacts within assurance are second to none and we are delighted to have him on board. He has an excellent track record of helping businesses to deliver growth and, when combined with his knowledge of the markets that LRQA operates in, we are confident that we will see continued expansion under his leadership.” With full responsibility for the leadership and development of LRQA’s Management Systems and Inspection Services international business, Paul will play a key role in building on the organisation’s outstanding reputation for service and delivery to clients. Commenting on his appointment, Paul said, "LRQA has a deserved reputation as the leading provider of assurance services. We understand that the needs of our clients are changing, along with the world of assurance and that trust is a vital aspect of any partnership. That means a commitment to embracing new technology and a deep rooted desire to drive better performance.” He added, “I am excited to be on board at such an exciting time in our evolution and being part of the great team that will take LRQA to the next level.”
Reflecting this changing world, the LRQA name is being retired and the business will now trade as LRQA. The LRQA brand links together all members of the LRQA group under one single identity, providing the many thousands of clients that we serve worldwide with a broad range of solutions from a single provider.