Robert Butler

Robert Butler



Robert leads the Human Resources Team within Leeds University Business School.  He works in partnership with the Faculty Executive and within the University’s HR Directorate to design, implement and embed people and organisational development strategies to support the delivery of the School’s strategy. 

Overseeing the delivery of the key operational Human Resources activity within the School, Robert leads the development of specific strategic solutions to people challenges faced by the Business School, and acts as the lead on specific University wide projects.

Robert has particular interests in equality, inclusion, employee involvement and the employee experience. He asesses Athena Swan submissions of other UK Higher Education Institutions on behalf of Advance HR.



  • BA (Hons) Modern History, University of East Anglia
  • MA in┬áHuman Resources Management, University of Leeds
  • Advanced Professional Diploma in Employment Law

Professional memberships

  • Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
  • Chartered Manager & Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute