First Name: Renee
Surname: Raper
Position: Head of Global Partnerships
Telephone: 01224 262045
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Duties and Responsibilities

Renee is Head of Global Partnerships (Academic and Corporate). She is responsible for the development and management of partnerships with community colleges, universities and corporate clients to enable activities and course entry to achieve the strategic objectives of Aberdeen Business School and the university.

This additionally requires working with corporate clients, to identify needs, and design and develop learning solutions to support improved business and team performance. 

Academic Background

Prior to her present post, Renee was the Organisational Development (OD) Specialist based in the HR Department, RGU, with responsibility for the development of interventions and facilitation to support the university’s organisational performance, leadership and team development.

Previous roles include;

General manager, KACEBI, a spinout training company at a private university based in Uralsk, Kazakhstan

Company director, Lighthouse/Newleaders, a communications and eLearning company

Manager, Vocational Training Unit, University of Aberdeen

Qualifications include:

ILM L7 Executive Coaching

Diploma with Distinction in Organisational Psychology

Diploma with Distinction in Psychology

MSc in Training, University of Leicester

Research Interests

Strategic mentoring and coaching, T-Professionals

Professional Memberships

Chartered Management Institute  - Chartered Manager

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development – Chartered Fellow

Institute of Training and Occupational Learning  - Fellow

Institute of Administrative Management  - Fellow

External / Professional Roles

Executive coach/mentor


Raper, R.P., Sutherland, W.J., Agarwal, A., & Thuault, F., (2015) Collaboration in mentoring programme design and delivery: a case study of effective practice  Presented at UFHRD 2015 in Cork, Ireland


cHeRries Award 2011

SDF & Good Practice Impact Award 2011

Finalist in TJ UK Awards 2011