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Paul Lester CBE

Co-opted Member of the NTU Development Board


Paul Lester is Chairman of Greenergy as well as the private equity backed businesses Knight Square.

Paul also chairs the FTSE 250 Companies John Laing Infrastructure Fund and Essentra Plc as well as Forterra Plc.

Previously from 2002 to 2010 he was Chief Executive of VT Group plc, the support services company.

Paul also held the position of Group Managing Director for Balfour Beatty plc and was Chief Executive of Graseby plc following senior management positions at Schlumberger and the Dowty Group plc.

Paul has also previously served as President of the Society of Maritime Industries, the BSA and the EEF.

He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws.

Paul is a life time West Bromwich Albion Supporter.