Paul Butler

CEO of North East Automotive Alliance

Paul Butler joined the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) as Chief Executive Officer in March 2015 and quickly established the NEAA as the leading automotive cluster in the UK. He represents the regions automotive sector on the Automotive Council’s Supply Chain Group, Digitlisation Group and Regional Economic Forum. Paul also represents the NEAA on the European Automotive Clusters Network and is the only UK based Cluster Benchmarking Expert for the European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA).

Prior to this Paul spent 10 years with the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC), has supported the delivery of the UKTI Trade services across the North East, and has previously ran his own publishing business.

Paul has extensive knowledge of the business support environment at both regional, national and international level, and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Durham.