Paul Roberts


Paul was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Blatchford Group in January 2020 where he has been instrumental in establishing and driving a business wide transformation programme.

Before joining Blatchford Paul led portfolio changes and strategic transformation at IMI plc, a FTSE 250 global engineering business. He led mergers and acquisitions, and strategy as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.

Paul 20 years’ experience operating as a divisional executive, with Smiths Group plc and Bombardier, delivered double digit growth and margin improvements in regulated markets in Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East and the USA for product and service businesses. His proven stakeholder influencing skills in private and public sectors made significant impacts on business performance.

Strategic clarity, communication and execution have been fundamental to Paul’s success from his early career as a graduate engineering manager, to his positions as a FTSE executive and divisional executive. Paul has delivered significant growth through strategies encompassing technology disruption, new product development, strong operational performance and building high performing leadership teams.

Paul keeps people and culture as the overarching priority.  With his excellent record for delivering results and enabling exceptional team capability, Paul leads with a mixture of strategic acumen and pragmatic sensibility enabling others to perform at their best.