Paul Smith

Facilities Management

About Paul

I have over 30 years experience as a practicing senior manager, primarily in Guinness / Diageo but also including organisational consulting (PWC) and independent business partnerships.  My functional experience covers areas of finance (CIMA qualified), supply chain management (incl. procurement and logistics), business process improvement, shared services and lean business transformation, both in Ireland and internationally (including increasing involvement in business change / programme delivery). I am IMI / UCC accredited executive coach.

Why did you chose to work in education?

I believe that education is the key contemporary enabler towards new levels of personal, organisational and societal effectiveness. I believe it’s a natural fit for me with business coaching in its common root. Portobello at its best, competes with the best anywhere in the world – you don’t have to go to a big ticket provider to get a first-class education!

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