Paul Heugh

Board & Senior Management

Paul is a recognised expert in both the execution of major programmes, and in building the leadership and project management capability to deliver them. He has over 20 years experience of successful strategy implementation in global business.

Sector and Service Expertise

Paul’s international experience spans four continents, from leading projects for business entry to the Central Asian Republics to establishing joint ventures with Middle Eastern partners. He has extensive experience across multiple global sectors, including pharmaceuticals, healthcare and FMCG. He is a recognised expert in all of Skarbek’s key service offerings.

Strengths and Career Achievements

Paul Heugh is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Skarbek Associates. Previously he was Vice President, Global Strategic Projects for GlaxoSmithKline, sitting on the leadership team of the Global Consumer Healthcare business. There he was responsible for the successful alignment, planning and delivery of all major strategic programmes and projects including new product developments and launches, acquisitions and divestments and major transformational change.

Paul has built a reputation as an expert in successful strategy implementation. He has led on the execution of major programmes, and has also built the leadership and project management capability for others to deliver them. This includes managing the large-scale transformation of companies in India and Central and Eastern Europe, enterprise-wide business change, multi billion pound new product pipelines, leadership development, capability building and organisational alignment. He has also developed world-class training programmes in project management and leadership, training thousands of people across the globe to deliver successfully.

Before his business career Paul served in the British Army. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration. He lectures on Strategy Execution in the global MBA programme of Manchester Business School.

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