Paul Butterworth

Odgers Berndtson

Partner, Head of Maritime & Shipping Practice

Paul has 29 years experience of in the maritime sector, sixteen of which have been in executive search. This builds upon a first career where he enjoyed two ship Commands in the Royal Navy.

Working in both the UK and international markets, particularly in the ports and harbors sector, Paul places senior and operational executives and non-executives and chairs, in many other sub-sectors of the wider Maritime & Shipping industry, both in the private and public sectors.

Paul is Chair of The Seafarers’ Charity, an international charity that helps people in the maritime community, by providing vital funding to support seafarers in need and their families.

He trained at Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, and has an LLB (Hons) Law degree from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

He is a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a Member of the Nautical Institute (MNI), and a member of the Shipping Professionals Network in London (SPNL). He is also a Liveryman and Court Assistant of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights, all of which affords him an extensive network throughout the UK and international maritime community.

Sessions With Paul Butterworth

Thursday, 24 June

  • 03:20pm - 03:50pm (CET) / 24/jun/2021 01:20 pm - 24/jun/2021 01:50 pm

    Business Innovation

    Port Leaders of the Future


    Port Authority senior posts have traditionally filled by a mixture of politicians, engineers and maritime officers with merchant and naval seafaring backgrounds. The transformation of ports from landlords to critical hubs in the end-to end supply chain of raw materials, semi and fully manufactured as well as consumable goods requires a new profile of senior port executive. What sort of profiles will be needed to ensure success ?