Paul Burfitt

Paul Burfitt has been an Associate Director and Stakeholder in Executive Change Group since 2006.  He is also an independent consultant to top FTSE 100, and equivalent, level organisations. 

His work focuses on developing high performing senior IT Leaders, and improving the value of relationships between C-level customers and major IT Vendors. He chairs IT Vendor/CIO Advisory boards, is an executive coach and mentor to senior business and IS leaders, and conducts research into Strategic IT issues.

He is a visiting lecturer at Cranfield University School of Management and at the European School of Management and Technology in Berlin.

Prior to his independent working life, he was the Global CIO of AstraZeneca where he was appointed at the merger of the two previous companies in 1999. He led the creation of the new merged IS organisation comprising 4000 staff worldwide, the delivery of the IS synergies (> $150m) and the implementation of new systems to support the new company’s re-engineered global processes. His work covered all aspects of IS value delivery, ranging from strategies and performance to major outsourcing and Leadership development.

He has been an active member of many leading advisory/steering boards including the Research Board (Global),  the Euro CIO (Europe) and the CISR research organisation at MIT.

Throughout his varied career of over 30 years in business , he has also held senior positions in manufacturing, logistics, and commercial; has been an adviser to a VC company, and  led  the sale of a software business.