Paul Botting

Non-Executive Director

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Paul leads Barracuda Interim and has 25 years of retail experience as a senior executive at Marks & Spencer, where he held various senior commercial and operational roles and over a decade of recruitment experience in senior executive search and particularly in interim management.

With many years at the heart of the interim industry, including three years as Chair of the Interim Management Association and time spent operating as an interim himself, Paul brings unparalleled knowledge of the interim market place and the key career interim population. His experience includes building and developing a very successful interim practice for a leading search firm. He has been involved at the forefront of and a champion for interim management as it has grown and developed over the last fifteen years.

He understands that markets, consumer habits, trading environments, technology and products are changing with ever increasing speed especially in retail. Chairs, CEOs, FDs, HRDs and primary investors all now know the value of flexible resourcing particularly in delivering change. A talented professional Interim has now become a vital tool in a whole variety of critical situations, and Barracuda Interim provides specialised, focussed Interim Executives. Their track record, experience and ‘scar tissue’ along with cultural fit are carefully assessed to ensure an effective and highly tailored solution is provided within days.