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Malcolm Butler

Trustee

I joined as a Trustee at the end of 2021.

I support MLT as I believe in the fundamental ability of education to improve the lives of individuals and to help solve the global challenges that we face.

I currently work at the University of Sheffield as the Director of Global Engagement (looking after international student recruitment, global academic partnerships, study abroad and our Confucius Institute). Prior to this I was the Faculty Director of Operations (Engineering) where I was part of the team that oversaw a period of significant growth, including the addition of the Diamond building at the University.

Before my career in higher education, I worked in the steel industry for 11 years in a variety of R&D and project management roles.

In terms of education, I did a physics degree from the University of Warwick, obtained a PhD from the University of Sheffield and later completed an MBA (Warwick) during my working life.

Outside of work I am married with a grown up son.  My spare time is mostly taken up with gardening, playing cricket and learning Mandarin.  I am also a Trustee for Northern Consortium (an international education charity) and for Blyth Cricket Club.