Paul Dane, MBA



Mr. Dane is responsible for supporting senior leadership by providing advice and guidance on business related issues. Paul joined Straughan in 2007. Prior to moving into an advisory role in 2019, he served in leadership roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer during a transformative period of significant growth and development for the company. Paul has over 30 years of experience in business operations and project management both in the US and internationally with a significant focus on implementation of environmental projects. Paul has an MBA from Henley Business School, has undertaken management training at IMD in Switzerland, and has a BSC (Hons.) from Manchester University. His areas of expertise include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership development
  • Business transformation
  • Risk management

“I joined Straughan because of the company’s genuine desire to benefit the community and implement solutions for infrastructure projects which are both practical and sustainable.”

Tell us about your most exciting or rewarding project at Straughan.

Building the current leadership team and transitioning the company to their ownership was rewarding as we ensured the founder’s mission and vision would be continued.

What is your favorite outdoor activity?

Hiking on the Appalachian Trail and in the Arizona desert.

What’s been your best wildlife encounter?

Seeing salmon battle upriver in Alaska.