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University appoints new Secretary & Registrar

The University of St Andrews has appointed Mr Mark Butler as Secretary and Registrar.

Mr Butler, currently Programme Director in the Scottish Executive’s Performance and Innovation Unit, will take up post on September 4th 2006.

Mark Butler has extensive experience of public sector leadership in front-line organisations in both Scotland and England. He was Director of Human Resources for the NHS in Scotland from 2001 until 2005. His current role as a Senior Civil Servant involves establishing and directing a national programme to support the long term transformation of public services in Scotland.

Mark is a graduate of Oxford University and has held a number of Board positions including the Scottish Executive Health Department Board and the Scottish Leadership Foundation, and as chairman of the National Workforce Committee for Health and the charity Art for All. His executive positions in England included NHS Trusts in Derby, Birmingham and Worcester, where as Chief Executive he developed one of the first new hospital schemes delivered under the private finance initiative.

As a member of the Principal’s senior team, Mr Butler’s responsibilities at St Andrews will include Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Student Services, IT Services and the Registry .

He will also be closely involved in the institutional planning process at a time of change, challenge and opportunity for Scotland’s oldest University. St Andrews is the most international of Scotland’s universities and home to a community of students from over 100 different countries. It is the country’s most research intensive seat of learning and continues to maintain the highest standards in Teaching Quality and Research.

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NOTE TO PICTURE EDITORS:

A jpeg of Mark Butler is available on request from Allison Irvine, Press Office, University of St Andrews, ai@st-andrews.ac.uk Tel 01334 462529.

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